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Term: Needs Based Planning

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26


A number of measures are used to determine the requirements for health care resources in an area, including: demographics, socio-economic status and health status. In particular, special attention is given to the age and gender of a population, premature mortality and socio-economic indicators of populations as measured by the Socio-Economic Risk Index (SERI). This also includes physician contact rates, and the characteristics of local practicing physicians (eg. workload, closeness to retirement).

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  • Frohlich N, Carriere KC. Issues in Developing Indicators for Needs-Based Funding. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1997. [Report] [Summary] (View)
  • Roos NP, Fransoo R, Bogdanovic B, Friesen D, Frohlich N, Carriere KC, Patton D, Wall R. Needs-Based Planning for Manitoba's Generalist Physicians . Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1996. [Report] [Summary] (View)
  • Tataryn DJ, Roos NP, Black CD. Utilization of physician resources for ambulatory care. Med Care 1995;33(12 Suppl):DS84-DS99. [Abstract] (View)

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