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- 2008 WHOHealth Metrics Network.This assessment tool describes in detail how to undertake a first baseline assessment of a national HIS. The assessment process is intended to be both catalytic and synergistic. It should move stakeholders towards a shared and broader vision of a more coherent, integrated, efficient and useful system. The gap between the existing system and this new vision will be an important stimulus for moving to the next stage of planning national HIS reform. Such an assessment process can also be a mechanism for directly engaging stakeholders and for reinforcing broad-based consensus-building.--Publisher's description.Also available: Print – 2008
- 1946- United NationsAlso available: Print – 1962-64, 1966-67, 1969-85, 1989-2009/10.
- Also available: Print – 1995
- 1975-Also available: Print – 1975-13Also available: Print – <2014>
- 2011by Iwao M. Moriyama, Ph.D., Ruth M. Loy, MBE, A.H.T. Robb-Smith, M.D. ; edited and updated by Harry M. Rosenberg, Ph.D., Donna L. Hoyert, Ph.D.1. Evolution of death registration -- 2. Nomenclature of diseases -- 3. Development of the classification of diseases -- 4. Classifying diseases for primary mortality tabulations and problems of joint causes of death -- 5. Multiple cause-of-death statistics -- 6. Comparability and accuracy of cause-of-death statistics -- 7. Related health classifications -- 8. Issues associated with ICD development -- 9. Summary.
- 2008 SpringerElisabetta Barbi, John Bongaarts, James W. Vaupel, editors.
- Improving the quality and use of birth, death and cause-of-death information : guidance for a standards-based review of country practices.2010Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record"Civil registration systems are used to record vital events -- including births, deaths, and marriages -- and have the potential to serve as the main source of national vital statistics. However, in many developing countries, civil registration and vital statistics systems are weak or nonexistent; as a result, key demographic, fertility and mortality statistics are not available on a continuous basis and do not cover large segments of the population. A first step in addressing such weaknesses is to undertake a review of current status with a view to identifying areas requiring improvement and prioritizing actions. This package of materials -- referred to as the World Health Organization (WHO) guidance tool -- provides comprehensive guidance on how to systematically evaluate the quality and functioning of civil registration and vital statistics systems. The package consists of two components: a detailed assessment tool, plus a rapid assessment tool available as text or as a spreadsheet, for ease of compilation of data. Both tools have been extensively peer reviewed by technical experts, and field tested in three countries. The aim is to help responsible authorities obtain a clear and comprehensive understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of their civil registration and vital statistics systems, and generate the evidence base for corrective action. The detailed assessment tool reviews the main aspects of the civil registration and vital statistics systems. These include the legal and regulatory framework; registration, certification and coding practices; and the compilation, tabulation and use of the resulting data. The tool comprises both a roadmap, which outlines the main steps in conducting the review, starting with the formation of a review committee of key stakeholders, and an assessment framework, which serves as a template for the detailed review. The focus throughout is on births, deaths and causes of death, because these are the fundamental events that countries need to know about in order to guide public health programmes, monitor population dynamics and measure key health indicators. The approach described in this guidance tool is largely directed to those countries where civil registration is established but is subject to inadequacies in terms of coverage, quality or both. Countries where civil registration is not established may find the approach useful, even though not all sections of the assessment framework will be relevant. If the extent of completeness or coverage of the vital statistics data is known, even incomplete information can yield valuable insights on mortality patterns and the main causes of death. The guidance tool emphasizes the importance of critically evaluating data quality by, for example, carrying out consistency and plausibility checks, and comparing the outputs of the systems with data from other sources on mortality and fertility levels and patterns. Statisticians, health planners and others compiling and analysing vital statistics should be strongly encouraged and helped to develop such critical appraisal skills as an essential component of overall system development. Countries or local governments using these materials will be better informed about the strengths and weaknesses of their current systems, and will be able to identify the processes or aspects that need to be improved. The outcome should be improved and more useful vital statistics to support health sector reforms and development policies and programmes"--Executive summary.
- 2013The findings suggest that the U.S. public is not particularly worried about the gradual rise in the number of older Americans. Nearly nine-in-ten adults surveyed say that "having more elderly people in the population" is either a good thing for society (41%) or does not make much difference (47%). Just 10% see this trend as a bad thing.
- 2007HMN.Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record
- Trends in the leading causes of death : gender disparities by race and ethnicity, California, 1990-2001.2004Also available: Print – 2004
- 1989- CDC, Scroll down to U.S. Decennial Life Tables for 1989 to 1991.no. 1. Alabama -- no. 2. Alaska -- no. 3. Arizona -- no. 4. Arkansas -- no. 5. California -- no. 6. Colorado -- no. 7. Connecticut -- no. 8. Delaware -- no. 9. District of Columbia -- no. 10. Florida -- no. 11. Georgia -- no. 12. Hawaii -- no. 13. Idaho -- no. 14. Illinois -- no. 15. Indiana -- no. 16. Iowa -- no. 17. Kansas -- no. 18. Kentucky -- no. 19. Louisiana -- no. 20. Maine -- no. 21. Maryland -- no. 22. Massachusetts -- no. 23. Michigan -- no. 24. Minnesota -- no. 25. Mississippi -- no. 26. Missouri -- no. 27. Montana -- no. 28. Nebraska -- no. 29. Nevada -- no. 30. New Hampshire -- no. 31. New Jersey -- no. 32. New Mexico -- no. 33. New York -- no. 34. North Carolina -- no. 35. North Dakota -- no. 36. Ohio -- no. 37. Oklahoma -- no. 38. Oregon -- no. 39. Pennsylvania -- no. 40. Rhode Island -- no. 41. South Carolina -- no. 42. South Dakota -- no. 43. Tennessee -- no. 44. Texas -- no. 46. Vermont -- no. 47. Virginia -- no. 48. Washington -- no. 49. West Virginia -- no. 50. Wisconsin-- no. 51. Wyoming.Also available: Print – v. 1-51, 1998.
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- AAP Red Book Online
- Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease
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