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The Population Health Information System: Data Analysis and Software

Charlyn D. Black, Charles A. Burchill and Leslie L. Roos
Medical Care
Vol. 33, No. 12, Supplement: Health and Health Care: Experience with a Population-Based Health Information System (Dec., 1995), pp. DS127-DS131
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3766730
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The Population Health Information System: Data Analysis and Software
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Abstract

This article describes the software developed in the process of creating the Population Health Information System. The software can be applied to a range of administrative data and provides standardized data on the health status and health care use of populations by generating population-based rates of discrete events. The standardized approach permits construction of a comprehensive, comparative picture for residents of defined geographic regions. The addition of a user friendly graphic interface will permit regional planners to do their own data analyses and allow out-of-province researchers to adopt the system for their own uses.

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