Manitoba's population-based databases and long-term planning: beyond the hospital databases


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Manitoba's population-based databases and long-term planning: beyond the hospital databases

Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsCohen MM, Roos NP, DeCoster C, Black CD, Decker KM
JournalHealthcare management forum / Canadian College of Health Service Executives = Forum gestion des soins de sante / College canadien des directeurs de services de santeHealthc.Manage.Forum
Pages5 - 23
Date Published1995
KeywordsData Collection, Databases, Factual, Fees, Medical/statistics & numerical data, Female, Health Services Accessibility/statistics & numerical data, Health Services Research, Hospitals/utilization, Humans, Insurance Claim Reporting/statistics & numerical data, Length of Stay/statistics & numerical data, Male, Manitoba/epidemiology, Mortality, Nursing Homes/utilization, Office Visits/utilization, Patients/statistics & numerical data, Regional Health Planning/statistics & numerical data, Registries
AbstractThe Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation (MCHPE) conducts health services research focusing on Manitoba's administrative databases. Administrative databases contain information which is routinely and systematically collected for administrative purposes such as hospital and physician claims and funding requirements. This article describes the MCHPE's five major databases, their strengths and limitations, and the development of the Population Health Information System (PHIS). Four modules from PHIS illustrate how the data are used to provide useful information for health care planners, administrators and policy analysts. Finally, future projects and directions for using administrative databases are explored.
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