How population health data can help primary care services to improve population health: A rural case study

Kevin McNamara, James A. Dunbar, Prasuna Reddy, Benjamin Philpot, Clare Vaughan, Mark Morgan, Edward D. Janus

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Abstract

[Extract] 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 interrelationship between multiple determinants of health in affecting health outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-25
Number of pages6
JournalPublic Health Bulletin South Australia
Volume6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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McNamara, K., Dunbar, J. A., Reddy, P., Philpot, B., Vaughan, C., Morgan, M., & Janus, E. D. (2009). How population health data can help primary care services to improve population health: A rural case study. Public Health Bulletin South Australia, 6(2), 21-25.