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Spatial distribution of cleft care provision for 5 regions of Thailand​

Department of Advanced General Dentistry

Spatial distribution of cleft care provision for 5 regions of Thailand

A modified Geographic Information System (GIS):
Spatial distribution of cleft care provision for 5 regions of Thailand

 

Thailand is geo-politically divided into five regions as follows: 1) Northern region (17 provinces), 2) Central region (16 provinces), 3) Northeastern region (20 provinces), 4) Eastern region (9 provinces), and 5) Southern region (14 provinces).

A modified Geographic Information System (GIS) for visual element mapping shows the spatial distribution of cleft care provision for 5 regions of Thailand. The circle diameter represents the number of patients as can be measured from the linear scale.

 

Please click on the region to enlarge the graphics.

 

Region 1: Newborns with CL/P (green circle) compared to CL/P admissions (purple circle) according to provinces in the Northern region. Chiang Mai province which has a university hospital showed the largest number of patients and treatment provision.

The circle diameter represents the number of patients as can be measured from the linear scale.

Region 2: Newborns with CL/P (green circle) compared to CL/P admissions (purple circle) according to provinces in the Central regions. Province with University Hospital, Bangkok showed the largest number of patients and treatment provision. It can be inferred that the suburban areas around provinces with University Hospital contributed to the high numbers in the capital city. Other regions of Thailand show the same.

Region 3: Newborns with CL/P (green circle) compared to CL/P admissions (purple circle) according to provinces in the Northeastern region. Nakhon Ratchasima and Khon Kaen provinces which have active cleft centers showed the largest number of patients and treatment provision.

Region 4: Newborns with CL/P (green circle) compared to CL/P admissions (purple circle) according to provinces in the Eastern region. Chonburi province showed the largest number of patients and treatment provision.

Region 5: Newborns with CL/P (green circle) compared to CL/P admissions (purple circle) according to provinces in the Southern region. Songkhla province which has a university hospital showed the largest number of patients and treatment provision.

It can be inferred that the regional distribution of service provision for patients with CL/P has been well balanced. From the mapping, it can be observed that most circles in each province were moderately well proportioned. The number of patients was more noticeably centered on cleft centers and university hospitals that are strategically set up in each region of the country.

 

(Maps were edited from https://yourfreetemplates.com/free-thailand-editable-map/using Microsoft PowerPoint.)