TABLE 5-1Pros (+) and Cons (−) of the Various Indexes

Low Response Burden++++
U.S. Population-Based Weights for Scoring+~~
Descriptive System Detail++~
Applies to Individuals+++++

NOTE: A tilde represents equivocal, neither strength or weakness.

From: 5, Defining and Measuring Population Health

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Accounting for Health and Health Care: Approaches to Measuring the Sources and Costs of Their Improvement.
National Research Council (US) Panel to Advance a Research Program on the Design of National Health Accounts.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2010.
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