California Health Report

California Health Report

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Communities throughout the United States are increasingly engaged in the process of measuring health in order to address pressing health care needs, develop better programs and policies, and to improve the quality of life of their residents. These initiatives have resulted in the development of detailed health reports and shorter report cards at state and community levels. In many instances, state and local communities have used these reports to launch either wide scale and/or targeted health improvement initiatives. In the spirit of further developing innovative means for measuring the health of communities, we created the California Health Report.In 1996, over 10, 000 elderly Californians died as a result of pneumonia. ... Pneumonia Deaths (1996) 10, 206; 289.7 per 100Ka€ 221.4 per 100Kaquot; No goal specified for this age group (ICD Codes: 480a€“487) ... The elderly need information and education about influenza vaccination programs in order to find them acceptable.

Title:California Health Report
Author:Neal Halfon
Publisher:Rand Corporation - 2000


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