Availability of location data might be the main burden of implementing location in analysis. Healthcare unit locations would be available from the reimbursement system. However, individual historical location might not have been recorded which would not be enough in some investigations. For example, finding location of work related to lung cancer. The work location would not be simple to find in the health records and it also consumes resources when conducting the interviews. Even though, location of work is linked with social security systems, data accessibility and preciseness would have to be considered.
Secondly, data privacy would reduce the ability to use the specific location. Location might be able to specify group of people which possibly reveal their personal information. Therefore, location might have to be taken off, especially if the specifying causes the embarrassment and traumatization.
Location related health needs more than healthcare knowledge to identify common happening in that location, which possibly leads to the interesting situation. Accumulation of knowledge from interdisciplinary is necessary such as Economic to differentiate the rich and poor areas, Chemical science to explain the chemical waste from the factory which might effect to neighboring health and Zoology to identify the animal health and behavior which is plausible to disease pathogens.
Locations related to regular exposure are beneficially recorded to link with plausible cause of diseases. People are having most of their regular routine at home and work places. Therefore, environment and other people who they regularly contact with might be the factors activating diseases both contagious and chronic. For example, people who have locations of work near to electrical pylons for long periods, are more likely to develop cancer than the ones who aren’t. Living under the same house with scabies infested people might increase the chance of receiving the mite.