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1.Infant Health Measures and Health at Birth (1009 points) (Concept)
The health of an infant at birth is typically assessed by medical professionals immediately following delivery. These measures of infant health provide researchers with the ability to compare newborn health with a variety of educational, social, and...
2.Health Status Indicators - Recommended for Monitoring Regional Health Authority (RHA) Performance and Planning Delivery of Service (200 points) (Concept)
MCHP research has found that the following measures are the most useful and can be reported on an annual basis for regional health authorities as well as for sub-areas within the RHAs.
3.Child Health Status Indicators (2001) (102 points) (Concept)
Patterns of health and disease must be understood in the context of the community and region, taking into consideration the size, structure and growth of the population. In addition to key demographic information and other standard health status ind...
4.Health Status Indicators (102 points) (Concept)
A set of population-based health status indicators was developed from multiple administrative data sources - see POPULIS for more information. These indicators were then used to compare the health s...
5.Congenital Anomalies (102 points) (Concept)
Congenital anomalies are an abnormality of structure, function or body metabolism that is present at birth (even if not diagnosed until later in life) and results in physical or mental disability, or is fatal. (March of Dimes Resource Center. Birth ...
6.Infant Illness/Trauma (102 points) (Concept)
If the ICD-9-CM code in any one of the 16 diagnostic codes was one of 760-779 (see Table 1.0 for ICD-9-CM code descriptions), the record was identified as an infant illness/trauma originating in the perinatal period.
7.Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - Defining in Administrative Data (100 points) (Concept)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common problem that affects the large intestine and causes abdominal cramping, bloating and a change in bowel habits. See MedlinePlus® - Heal...
8.Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (100 points) (Concept)
This concept describes the research methods used at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) over time to define Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), including the specific ICD codes, prescription drugs and additional conditions that...
9.Health Indicators: Indicators of Health Status and Healthcare Use (100 points) (Concept)
This concept provides a list of health indicators of health status and healthcare use that are used in MCHP research to measure and compare the health of Manitobans across regions. The majority of information in this concept comes from The 2013 RHA...
10.Elixhauser Comorbidity Index (100 points) (Concept)
This concept contains information on the Elixhauser Comorbidity Index including: a basic description of the Elixhauser Comorbidity Index, how the Index is used at MCHP, and a brief historical perspective on the development and changes to the Index ...
11.Injuries - Injury Coding Using ICD-9 and ICD-9-CM (100 points) (Concept)
This concept describes the use of ICD-9 injury codes that were used in the Assessing the Health of Children in Manitoba: A Population-Based Study (2001) deliverable by Brownell et al. (2001). The ICD-9 and ICD-9-CM coding sy...
12.Dementia - Measuring Prevalence (100 points) (Concept)
This concept defines dementia and then describes the methods that have been used in MCHP research to identify dementia from administrative data in the MCHP Data Repository. Links are provided to report specific research findings. Dementia is a te...
13.Depression - Defining in Administrative Data (100 points) (Concept)
This concept describes how MCHP has identified and defined depression in its research. The term depression covers a spectrum of mood disorders that can range from being mild and transitory to a persistent state of incapacitation. One end of the spe...
14.Mental Disorder / Mental Health Disorder / Mental Health Illness Classification (100 points) (Concept)
This concept describes the classification of "mental disorders" / "mental health disorders / "mental health illness" and how this classification has been defined in MCHP research. This includes a list of databases where mental health data resides, ...
15.Suicide and Attempted Suicide (Intentional Self Inflicted Injury) (100 points) (Concept)
This concept contains operational definitions for both suicide and attempted suicide. An alternative term used by many researchers for attempted suicide is intentional self-inflicted injury. Typically, the definition for suicide is taken directly f...
16.Renal Failure (100 points) (Concept)
Renal failure is the loss of the kidneys ability to remove wastes, concentrate urine, and maintain electrolytes levels in the blood. At MCHP, our definition of renal failure includes both acute and chronic renal failure. Renal disease associated wit...
17.Teenage Pregnancy / Teen Pregnancy (100 points) (Concept)
The teen pregnancy rate is defined as the rate of pregnancies (including live births, stillbirths, abortions, ectopic pregnancies and miscarriages) of women under the age of 20. In practice, the definition is limited to Manitoba residents and Manito...
18.Adjusted Clinical Groups® (ACG®) - Overview (100 points) (Concept)
The Johns Hopkins Adjusted Clinical Group® (ACG®) system is a population/patient case-mix adjustment system developed by researchers at The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. The ACG s...
19.Asthma - Measuring Prevalence (100 points) (Concept)
This concept contains information on how asthma been defined in MCHP research using administrative data, including a brief definition, a broad review of existing literature published prior to 2006, and specific algorithms since then that have define...
20.Ambulatory Care Sensitive (ACS) Conditions (100 points) (Concept)
This concept defines Ambulatory Care Sensitive (ACS) Conditions and describes how these measures are used in MCHP research. Billings et al. (1993) defined Ambulatory Care Sensitive (ACS) Conditions as a set of 28 medical conditions...

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