[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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Public Health Bulletin South Australia|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
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. http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/87601/20100510-1221/www.health.sa.gov.au/pehs/publications/0907-PHB-pub-hlth-gen-practice.pdf