Term: Excess Rates

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26

Definition:

One of the rates determined for Health Status Indicators that compares each region's performance with the province. If the region's rate is higher than the provincial average, it implies that if the region's rate were the same as the provincial rate, these excess events could theoretically be avoided. The events include: excess mortality / death, excess persons hospitalized, and excess physician visits.

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References 

  • Cohen MM, MacWilliam L. Population Health: Health Status Indicators. Volume II: Tables and Figures. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1994. [Full Report] (View)
  • Cohen MM, MacWilliam L. Population Health: Health Status Indicators. Volume I: Key Findings. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy & Evaluation, 1994. [Full Report] (View)
  • Frohlich N, Markesteyn T, Roos NP, Carriere KC, Black C, De Coster C, Burchill CA, MacWilliam L. A Report on the Health Status, Socio-Economic Risk and Health Care Use of the Manitoba Population, 1992-93 and Overview of the 1990-91 to 1992-93 Findings. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1994. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)