Summary Measures of Population Health

Summary Measures of Population Health


  • Author : Organisation mondiale de la santé
  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Medical
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  • ISBN 10 : 9241545518


Summary Measures of Population Health Book Description :

As life expectancy rates continue to increase in many countries around the world, comparative health assessments based on mortality rates alone give an increasingly inadequate picture of public health. This publication addresses a wide range of key issues regarding the measurement of population health using comprehensive indices which combine data on mortality and ill-health. It considers the various uses of such summary measures, as well as an appropriate measurement framework and specific ethical and social value choices involved. The contributors to this book include leading experts in epidemiological methods, ethics, health economics, health status measurement and the valuation of health states....

Summary Measures of Population Health

Summary Measures of Population Health


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Health status indicators
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  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015061739515


Summary Measures of Population Health Book Description :

Measures of population health -- Methods for calculating heatlhy life expectancy -- Expected years of healthy life under various definitions of health -- Trends in life free of activity limitation: United States, 1985-95 -- The impact of incomplete data on healthy life expectancy estimates -- Summary and conclusion....

Summarizing Population Health

Summarizing Population Health


  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 1998-05-01
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780309060998


Summarizing Population Health Book Description :

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State of the USA Health Indicators

State of the USA Health Indicators


  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2009-02-17
  • Genre: Medical
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  • ISBN 10 : 0309185440


State of the USA Health Indicators Book Description :

Researchers, policymakers, sociologists and doctors have long asked how to best measure the health of a nation, yet the challenge persists. The nonprofit State of the USA, Inc. (SUSA) is taking on this challenge, demonstrating how to measure the health of the United States. The organization is developing a new website intended to provide reliable and objective facts about the U.S. in a number of key areas, including health, and to provide an interactive tool with which individuals can track the progress made in each of these areas. In 2008, SUSA asked the Institute of Medicine's Committee on the State of the USA Health Indicators to provide guidance on 20 key indicators to be used on the organization's website that would be valuable in assessing heal...

For the Public s Health

For the Public s Health


  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2011-05-06
  • Genre: Medical
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780309161275


For the Public s Health Book Description :

Despite having the costliest medical care delivery system in the world, Americans are not particularly healthy. Recent international comparisons show that life expectancy in the U.S. ranks 49th among all nations, and infant mortality rates are higher in the U.S. than in many far less affluent nations. While these statistics are alarming, the bigger problem is that we do not know how to reverse this trend. Our lack of knowledge is due in large part to significant inadequacies in the health system for gathering, analyzing, and communicating health information about the population. To inform the public health community and all other sectors that contribute to population health, For the Public's Health: The Role of Measurement in Action and Accountabilit...

Toward Quality Measures for Population Health and the Leading Health Indicators

Toward Quality Measures for Population Health and the Leading Health Indicators


  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-04
  • Genre: Medical
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780309285575


Toward Quality Measures for Population Health and the Leading Health Indicators Book Description :

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Quality Measures for the Healthy People Leading Health Indicators was charged by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health to identify measures of quality for the 12 Leading Health Indicator (LHI) topics and 26 Leading Health Indicators in Healthy People 2020 (HP2020), the current version of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 10-year agenda for improving the nation's health. The scope of work for this project is to use the nine aims for improvement of quality in public health (population-centered, equitable, proactive, health promoting, risk reducing, vigilant, transparent, effective, and efficient) as a framework to identify quality measures for the Healthy People Leading Health Indi...

Accounting for Health and Health Care

Accounting for Health and Health Care


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-05
  • Genre: Medical
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  • ISBN 10 : 0309186846


Accounting for Health and Health Care Book Description :

It has become trite to observe that increases in health care costs have become unsustainable. How best for policy to address these increases, however, depends in part on the degree to which they represent increases in the real quantity of medical services as opposed to increased unit prices of existing services. And an even more fundamental question is the degree to which the increased spending actually has purchased improved health. Accounting for Health and Health Care addresses both these issues. The government agencies responsible for measuring unit prices for medical services have taken steps in recent years that have greatly improved the accuracy of those measures. Nonetheless, this book has several recommendations aimed at further improving th...

Metrics That Matter for Population Health Action

Metrics That Matter for Population Health Action


  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-28
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309391535


Metrics That Matter for Population Health Action Book Description :

In times of rapid change and constrained resources, measures that are important, focused, and reliable are vital. However there is an overabundance of measures available for evaluating various aspects of population health and previous efforts to simplify existing sets to meet the needs of all decision makers have been unsuccessful. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop to explore the status and uses of measures and measurement in the work of improving population health. Participants explored existing and emerging population health metric sets and characteristics of metrics necessary for stakeholder action across multiple sectors. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop....