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Gaceta Sanitaria

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LLIMONA, Pere et al. Infobarris: an interactive tool to monitor and disseminate information on health and its determinants in the neighbourhoods of Barcelona (Spain). Gac Sanit [online]. 2017, vol.31, n.5, pp.427-431.  Epub Nov 30, 2020. ISSN 0213-9111.

In order to know about the health of the population, it is necessary to perform a systematic and continuous analysis of their health status and social and economic health determinants. The objective of this paper is to describe the development and implementation of the Infobarris tool, which allows to visualize a wide battery of indicators and social determinants of health by neighbourhoods in the city of Barcelona (Spain). For the development of the Infobarris tool, we used an agile methodology that allows the development of a project in iterative and incremental stages, which are the following: selection of indicators, design of the prototype, development of the tool, data loading, and tool review and improvements. Infobarris displays 64 indicators of health and its determinants through graphics, maps and tables, in a friendly, interactive and attractive way, which facilitates health surveillance in the neighbourhoods of Barcelona.

Keywords : Neighbourhoods; Health status indicators; Social characteristics; Health inequalities; Information systems; Information storage and retrieval.

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