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Med Care. 1995 Dec;33(12 Suppl):DS13-20.

A population-based health information system.

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  • 1Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.


The authors introduce the Population Health Information System, its conceptual framework, and the data elements required to implement such a system in other jurisdictions. Among other innovations, the Population Health Information System distinguishes between indicators of health status (outcomes measures) and indicators of need for health care (socioeconomic measures of risk for poor health). The system also can be used to perform needs-based planning and challenge delivery patterns.

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