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Community and health system characteristics

The dimension of community and health system characteristics contains contextual information which may be useful in interpretation of indicators.

Dimensions of this framework

  • Health system

    Contextual information about the configuration, organisation, sustainability of utilization of the health care system.

    Examples include number of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) per capita, number of home care services provided per capita.

  • Population

    Contextual information about the characteristics of the population.

    Examples include health insurance enrolment, % population over 65 years of age, % residing in urban centres.

  • Resources

    The dimension of community and health system characteristics contains contextual information which may be useful in interpretation of indicators.