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Health Status Indicators in Developing Countries

A Selective Review, 1986

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Selection and Use of Health Status Indicators

A recurrent message throughout the report has been the need for health status indicators which are relevant to each country's own situation. Thus, although the case-studies presented in the previous section showed certain similarities in both the disease profile and the approaches to health care, it was also apparent that many other factors influence the selection and use of indicators which are peculiar to each national and sub-national setting. It is the sheer diversity of local, district and national circumstances in which health status indicators may be called into play which makes it unrealistic and inappropriate to provide a list for universal use.

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