Max Rady College of Medicine
Concept: Chronic Disease Hospitalizations
Last Updated: 2000-03-10
For adults in the mid-years of life, the main causes of death and disability are chronic diseases including asthma, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. For the elderly, the leading cause of death and disability are emphysema, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
ischemic heart disease
This concept describes conditions that pertain to the limited context of hospitalizations only, and for the following chronic conditions:
Further work has been done at MCHP with respect to measuring diabetes and hypertension population prevalence.
NOTE: For these conditions, only PRIMARY (also known as Most Responsible) hospital diagnosis is used in the identification of a particular chronic disease.This concept also provides a link to relevant SAS code. Please see the SAS code and formats section containing the following link to: Chronic Disease Hospitalizations SAS Code - NOTE: this SAS code is available externally.
SAS code and formats
- MCHP Data Extras - Chronic Disease Prevalence by RHA / PSA (1999 Tables and earlier)
- Profile summary information of key chronic disease indicators for each RHA - See 3. Illness Burden (2003 Tables)
- Chun B, Coyle D, Berthelot J, Mustard CA. Estimating the cost of coronary heart disease in Manitoba (Proceedings of the section on Government Statistics and Section on Social Statistics). American Statistical Association; 1998.(View)
- Cohen MM, MacWilliam L. Measuring the health of the population. Med Care 1995;33(12 Suppl):DS21-DS42. [Abstract] (View)
- Cohen MM, MacWilliam L. Population Health: Health Status Indicators. Volume II: Tables and Figures. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1994. [Report] (View)
- Cohen MM, MacWilliam L. Population Health: Health Status Indicators. Volume I: Key Findings. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy & Evaluation, 1994. [Report] (View)
- Robinson R, Carriere KC, Young TK, Roos LL, Gelskey DE. Health care seeking behavior following a health survey: impact on prevalence estimates of chronic diseases. J Clin Epidemiol 2000;53(7):681-687. [Abstract] (View)
- Roos NP, Mustard CA. Variation in health and health care use by socioeconomic status in Winnipeg, Canada: does the system work well? Yes and no. Milbank Q 1997;75(1):89-111. [Abstract] (View)
- chronic disease
- Health Measures
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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences,
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University of Manitoba
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