Health status indicators

Health status indicators

Healthy Canadians - a federal report on comparable health indicators 2010

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English
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Les Canadiens et les Canadiennes en santé – rapport fédéral sur les indicateurs comparables de la santé 2010
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Online
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

The fifth in a series of reports providing the most current national information available on the health status of Canadians and the performance of the Canadian health care system. Includes updated data (where available) for indicators included in the 2008 report, as well as a few additional indicators, for a total of 52. Based on data produced by and with the assistance of Statistics Canada, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

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978-1-100-16390-1
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Includes bibliographical references. Website also includes an online survey to determine whether Healthy Canadians 2010 is achieving its primary goal of providing information to Canadians on health system performance and health outcomes.

Measuring health inequalities among Canadian women - developing a basket of Indicators

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Mesure des inégalités en matière de santé entre les Canadiennes : établissement d'un bassin d'indicateurs
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Online
Author: 
Arlene Bierman
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
October, 2007
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Highlights the importance of incorporating gender and equity into health indicator reporting and describes the process of developing a Women’s Health Indicator Framework for reporting. Serves as a tool to achieve the goals of Canada’s Women’s Health Strategy.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Bringing women and gender into "Healthy Canadians: A Federal Report on Comparable Health Indicators 2004"

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Care Reform
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Online
Author: 
Kay Willson
Beth E Jackson
Publisher: 
National Coordinating Group on Health Care Reform and Women
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides a gender analysis of "Healthy Canadians: A Federal Report on Comparable Health Indicators 2004."

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ISBN 0973870168
NCGHCRW WOMH.W55 2006

Health care in Canada 2006

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English
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Paper
Online
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Tina LeMay
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Canadian Institute for Health Information
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides information on the performance of Canada's health care system, including short-term mortality rates following admission with a new heart attack and short-term mortality rates following admission with a new stroke.

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ISBN 1553928563 (PDF)
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Contains bibliographical references.

Producing a profile of the health of Manitoba women: background report

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Author: 
Lissa Donner
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Proposes a set of proposed indicators of the health of Manitoba women.

Rural, regional and remote health: indicators of health

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English
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Online
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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Canberra, Australia

Focuses on a comprehensive range of rural health issues including health status, determinants of health, and health service provision.

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ISBN 1740244672
ISSN 14489775
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Includes bibliographical references.

Selecting indicators for the quality of health promotion, prevention and primary care at the health systems level in OECD countr

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Martin Marshall
Sheila Leatherman
Soeren Mattke
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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Paris, France

Presents the consensus recommendations of an international expert panel on indicators for health promotion and primary care. Provides a detailed discussion of the scientific soundness and policy importance of 27 indicators: health promotion (obesity prevalence, physical activity, smoking rate, diabetes prevalence, gonorrhoea/chlamydia rates and aboriton rates); preventive care (blood typing and antibody screening for prenatal patients, HIV screening for prenatal patients, bacteriurua screen for prenatal patients, immunisable conditions, low birth weight rate, adolescent immunization, anaemia screening in pregnant women, cervical gonorrhoea screening for pregnant women, hepatitis B screen for pregnant women, hepatitis B documentation in record at time of delivery, hepatitis B immunization for high-risk groups, influenza vaccination for high-risk groups, pneumococcal vaccination for high-risk groups) diagnosis and treatment: primary care (congestive heart failure readmission rate, first visit in first trimester, smoking cessation counselling for asthmatics, blood pressure measurement, re-measurement of blood pressure for those with high, initial laboratory investigations for hypertension, hospitalization for ambulatory care sensitive conditions).

Setting the agenda for research on cultural competence in health care

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Office of Minority Health
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Washington, D.C.

Looks at the question of what impact cultural competence interventions have on the delivery of health care and health outcomes, and investigates the opportunities and barriers that affect how further research in this area might be conducted.

Women's health surveillance: implications for policy

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English
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Sari Tudiver
Mireille Kantiebo
Jean Kammermayer
Monica Mavrak
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BMC Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Underlines the need for a policy framework for women's health surveillance in Canada and points to some elements that such a framework might include. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women)

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ISSN 14726874
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Includes bibliographical references.

Some initial recommendations for potential women's health and disease surveillance indicators

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English
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Online
Author: 
Marie DesMeules
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BMC Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Presents examples of possible indicators for assessing women's health in a gender relevant way. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women)

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ISSN 14726874
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