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State of the USA health indicators : letter report / Committee on the State of the USA Health Indicators, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

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Subject: Health status indicators > United States.
Health planning > United States.
Health risk assessment.
Health Status Indicators > United States.
Genre: Electronic books.
Computer network resources.

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  • ISBN: 0309128633
  • ISBN: 9780309128636
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 83 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2009.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: ""Reviewers""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Contents""; ""Tables, Figures, and Boxes""; ""Letter Report""; ""Appendix A: Agenda""; ""Appendix B: Some Current Health Indicator Reports""; ""Appendix C: Domain Estimates, Reliability, and Small-Area Estimation""; ""Appendix D: The Commonwealth Fund Algorithm and Coding for Preventive Services""
Summary: Researchers, policymakers, sociologists and doctors have long asked how to best measure the health of a nation, yet the challenge persists. The nonprofit State of the USA, Inc. (SUSA) is taking on this challenge, demonstrating how to measure the health of the United States. The organization is developing a new website intended to provide reliable and objective facts about the U.S. in a number of key areas, including health, and to provide an interactive tool with which individuals can track the progress made in each of these areas. In 2008, SUSA asked the Institute of Medicine's Committee on the State of the USA Health Indicators to provide guidance on 20 key indicators to be used on the organization's website that would be valuable in assessing health.
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