Health Indicators, vol. 2003, no. 2 >
In response, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and Statistics Canada launched a collaborative process to identify what measures should be used to report on health and the health system -- and then to share this information with Canadians from coast to coast.
Health indicators are
The primary goal of the Health Indicators project is to support health
regions in monitoring progress in improving and maintaining the health
of the population and the functioning of the health system for which they
are responsible through the provision of quality, comparative information
Consultations continue with provincial and regional health authorities to refine and expand the initial list of indicators confirmed at a consensus conference in May 1999. As data are compiled, the provincial and regional authorities are also involved in the verification process. This collaborative process is intended to ensure relevant data and consistent methods.
The health indicators framework (PDF) describes the current indicators, categories and dimensions. The indicators in this issue include all those released in previous issues of Health Indicators, in addition to a number of new indicators see "What's New" for more details.
Certain current indicators have no data available at this time, but work is being done to have these data ready for future issues.
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