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Title: Information support for new public health action at district level : report of a WHO expert committee [meeting held in Geneva from 17 to 22 November 1993]
Other Titles: L' information à l' appui de la nouvelle action de santé publique au niveau du district : rapport d' un comité OMS d' experts [réuni à Genève du 17 au 22 novembre 1993]
Apoyo informativo para unanueva acción de salud pública a nivel de distrito : informe de un comité de expertos de la OMS [se reunió en Ginebra del 17 al 22 de novembre de 1993]
Authors: WHO Expert Committee on Information Support for New Public Health Action at District Level
World Health Organization
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization
Language: English
Serbian
Korean
French
Russian
Spanish
Abstract: Considers the new information needs created by the growing trend to decentralize health care and give greater responsibility to health districts serving local populations. Noting that district health staff and management teams often lack essential demographic and epidemiological data, the report aims to identify the types of information that would provide the greatest support to the processes of planning, priority setting, resource allocation, and evaluation. An effort is also made to determine how this information can be gathered, processed, analysed, and put to good use, particularly in situations where public expectations for health care are rising as resources diminish. Throughout the report, emphasis is placed on new public health priorities that call for improved monitoring of equity in health status, qality of health care, and coverage and efficiency of district health services. Main sections in the report describe weaknesses in currently available information, explain why locally-relevant data are so scarce, and outline general categories of information needed at district level. Other sections describe the range of methods that can be used to collect and process information, and offer advice on the analysis, presentation and reporting of health information. The concluding sections consider ways to facilitate the use of health information, and discuss the resources and managerial processes needed to strengthen health information for better district health management
Description: DC.HQ
31 p.
Subject: Information Systems
Community Health Services
Public Health Administration
metadata.dc.subject.other: Information Systems and Communication
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/39686
Other Identifiers: 9241208457
Other Language Versions: русский
English
français
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