Health Indicators and Health Systems Analysis
The solution proposed by a number of authors, i.e. a final result indicator expressed as a scale with several degrees, is not practical in the short run.
It is not adequate to data at hand, and it presents the risk that useful information might be lost.
the vulnerability aspect (exposure to risk factors like disease);
the morbidity aspect, itself being divided into several expressions depending on the agent (subjective, diagnostic or objective morbidity);
the protection aspect (by medical services and social insurance);
the result aspect (physical and mental validity, duration of life).
Now, it is just as dangerous to highlight one of these to express the health status as it is to aggregate all of them because of weighting problems revealed.
The solution suggested here is a linked set of data on these four aspects, which has to be reordered in relation to each specific problem (priorities, choice of techniques, etc).
KeywordsSocial Security Health Indicator Social Indicator Medical Situation Social Report
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