Concept: Health Indicators: Indicators of Health Status and Healthcare Use

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Concept Description

Last Updated: 2014-05-28

Introduction
    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 Indicators Atlas deliverable. The indicators are listed under several different categories, and provide a link to more detailed concepts and glossary terms that are available on the MCHP web site. At the end of each section, links are provided to detailed information in the relevant sections of multiple MCHP deliverables. Additional links provide access to available "Data Extras" for these reports that provide access to tables and graphs not available within the report itself.
Health Indicator Categories

    Specific indicators are listed under each broad category, with either a brief description of what was calculated, or with a link to a concept and/or glossary term that describes more about the indicator and how the rate was calculated. Most of the indicators were calculated using a population-based approach. This means that the rates or prevalence shown in the Atlas are based upon virtually every person in Manitoba.

    *Please note: Some categories also include health indicators from the Manitoba RHA Indicators Atlas 2009, the Profile of Metis Health Status and Healthcare Utilization in Manitoba: A Population-Based Study and the Health and Healthcare Utilization of Francophones in Manitoba deliverables. In these cases, indicators are marked with an asterisk (*).
1. Demographics
2. Population Health Status and Mortality
3a. Physical Illness: Chronic Physical Illness
3b. Physical Illness: Adverse Health Event Rates
4. Mental Illness
5. Physician Services
6. Hospital Services
7. High Profile Surgical and Diagnostic Services
8. Use of Personal Care Homes (PCHs) / Home Care Services
9. Immunizations and Prescription Drug Use / Other Preventative Services
10. Quality of Primary Care

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References 

  • Chartier M, Finlayson G, Prior H, McGowan K, Chen H, de Rocquigny J, Walld R, Gousseau M. Health and Healthcare Utilization of Francophones in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Report] [Summary] (View)
  • Fransoo R, Martens P, Burland E, The Need to Know Team, Prior H, Burchill C. Manitoba RHA Indicators Atlas 2009. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2009. [Report] [Summary] [Supplements/Data extras] (View)
  • Fransoo R, Martens P, The Need to Know Team, Prior H, Burchill C, Koseva I, Bailly A, Allegro E. The 2013 RHA Indicators Atlas. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2013. [Report] [Summary] [Supplements/Data extras] (View)
  • Martens PJ, Bartlett J, Burland E, Prior H, Burchill C, Huq S, Romphf L, Sanguins J, Carter S, Bailly A. Profile of Metis Health Status and Healthcare Utilization in Manitoba: A Population-Based Study. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2010. [Report] [Summary] [Supplements/Data extras] [Errata] (View)

Keywords 

  • Health Measures


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