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Daniel J. Friedman, Edward L. Hunter, and R. Gibson Parrish

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195149289

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149289.001.0001

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Population Health: New Paradigms and Implications for Health Information Systems

Population Health: New Paradigms and Implications for Health Information Systems

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(p.462) Chapter 19 Population Health: New Paradigms and Implications for Health Information Systems
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Health Statistics
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Barbara Starfield

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149289.003.0019

This chapter expands on the evolving understanding of population health and its implications for health information systems. Diseases are becoming less important in managing population health and as a basis for allocating resources. Co-morbidities, rather than diseases, are emerging as a major challenge for health statistics, health information systems, and health policy. The recognition of the central role of co-morbidities, coupled with recognition that population health is not just the aggregation of the health states of individuals, is leading to new measurement issues that must be confronted by health statistics. The chapter discusses two promising new approaches for characterizing population health: Adjusted Clinical Groupings and mutually exclusive profiles of health.

Keywords:   co-morbidities, health policy, Adjusted Clinical Groupings, mutually exclusive health profiles, new measurement issues

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