|Year of Publication||2004|
|Authors||McGrail KM, Schaub P, Black CD|
|Publisher||UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research|
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The BC Health Atlas, Second Edition, focuses on the period ending just before British Columbia formed six health authorities in 2001, marking a major shift in the delivery of health care services for the province. It displays geographic information in user-friendly map and graphic formats and highlights new measures of health status and health care service use, including premature mortality rate as a measure of need for health care services.
The Atlas maps health status and nine separate indicators of health care service use across the province, and explores the relationship between the two. Key findings include:
The Atlas is designed to provide a starting point for understanding the geographic patterns of health status and health care service use in British Columbia, and to provide a baseline for examining how changes in service delivery have influenced the health and health care of BC residents. It is our hope that it will become a valuable planning tool for health care managers and administrators in BC, and we welcome your feedback.