How population health data can help primary care services to improve population health: a rural case study
McNamara, Kevin Peter
Dunbar, James Anthony
Philpot, Benjamin Joel
Vaughan, Clare Maree
Morgan, Mark Andrew
Janus, Edward Denis
MetadataShow full item record
Population health can be defined as ‘the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group’. This field of activity incorporates population-level examinations of health outcomes, determinants of health, and policies and interventions linking the two. A unique outcome from population health data is the identification of ‘sick populations’, where a high average level of disease risk in a population is directly related to the proportion of people at very high risk. In addition, population health data provides a greater understanding of the inter-relationship between multiple determinants of health in affecting health outcomes. Despite such benefits, population health approaches to health care have been criticised for being almost exclusively quantitative and epidemiological in focus, and consequently lacking the context or aptitude to translate population-level information to changes in clinical practice and health service delivery. Using a rural Australian case study, this paper illustrates how population health data can in fact stimulate important changes to general practice and primary health care.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Challenging Institutional Norms to Improve Local-Level Policy for Health and Health Equity. Comment on “Health Promotion at Local Level in Norway: The Use of Public Health Coordinators and Health Overviews to Promote Fair Distribution Among Social Groups” Fisher, Matthew (Kerman University of Medical Sciences, 2018-08-04)The article by Susanne Hagen and colleagues on Health Promotion at Local Level in Norway discusses actions by municipal governments to assess and address heath inequities within their respective regions, as required under ...
Re-orientation of health services towards health promotion: an Australian case study of aborted health service reform Baum, Fran; van Eyk, Helen Clare; Hurley, Catherine Jane (2006)
Knowledge exchange, primary health care and health services: The role of the Primary Health Care Research and Information Service McIntyre, Ellen; Oliver-Baxter, Jodie; Brown, Lynsey (Primary Health Care Research and Information Service, 2013)This poster explores PHCRIS resources for information linked to health services based on the sub-themes for this conference.