Health Indicators. Conceptual and operational considerations
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[Introduction]. The purpose of this publication is to assist Member States in the Region of the Americas to select, manage, interpret and use health indicators. Its overall aim is to facilitate progress towards the monitoring and analysis of health situations and trends. Measuring and monitoring health indicators are important to provide a foundation for measuring inequalities and guide evidence-based decision making in public health. This document examines conceptual and practical considerations for selecting and calculating health indicators. It is intended for two main audiences: a) national level persons with responsibility for generating, analyzing, and validating timely and reliable data on health systems and services and this includes persons in vital statistics agencies and public health professionals; and b) users of health information for decision-making to strengthen health service delivery. However, the authors recognize that the Member Countries in the Region are at varying levels of progress with regard to human resources and institutional capacities to produce reliable, comparable, and consistent health information.
Indicadores de salud. Aspectos conceptuales y operativosIndicadores de Saúde. Elementos Conceituais e Práticos
Health Status Indicators; Indicadores de Salud; Risk Factors; Indicators of Morbidity and Mortality; Health Information Systems; Data Collection; Indicadores de Morbimortalidad; Recolección de Datos; Sistemas de Información; Sistemas de Informação; Indicadores de Morbimortalidade; Indicadores Básicos de Saúde
Category of PAHO Strategic Plan 2014-2019
Pan American Health Organization. Health Indicators. Conceptual and operational considerations. Washington, D.C.: PAHO; 2018.
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