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Geographical Variation in the Provision and Use of Health Services

A research project of the Department of Geography.


Sarah is conducting collaborative research on geographical variation in the provision and use of health services and the relevance of geography to the design of new psychiatric inpatient facilities, supported by:

  • the Nuffield Foundation
  • the Office of Mental Health in New York State, US
  • the British Academy

Published Results

Journal Article

  • Curtis, S.E., Copeland, A., Fagg, J., Congdon, P., Almog, M. & Fitzpatrick, J. (2006). The ecological relationship between deprivation, social isolation and rates of hospital admission for acute psychiatric care; a comparison of London and New York City. Health and Place 12(1): 19-37.
  • Almog, M., Curtis, S.E., Copeland, A. & Congdon, P. (2004). Geographical variation in acute psychiatric admissions within New York City 1990-2000: growing inequalities in service use? Social Science and Medicine 59(2): 361-376.


From the Department of Geography

Further information

For further information, please contact Professor Sarah Elizabeth Curtis.