European approaches to patient classification systemsFunded under: FP2-MHR 4C
Improvement in health status, a major objective of health policy, requires the measurement of the severity of diseases and their consequences as essential elements of information. In application, the measurement approaches are gaining in relevance as they become more feasible and as more experience is gathered of their implementation and utilisation. The feasibility of these new information tools is supported by developments in data processing technologies that permit broadly based empirical applications. Wider applications lead to improvements in the management use of this information. At the European level, better indicator systems of diseases and their various aspects are facing an increasing demand for patient-based, health and health system comparisons and analyses. The measurement of health status and its implications can comprise a number of dimensions: various concepts of health and disease, types of diseases, methodological approaches of measurement, purposes of application and states of implementation. This book points out the need for a more integrated discussion of these dimensions.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12566 EN (1990) 139 pp.
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ISBN: ISBN 3-540-52417-7; ISBN
Record Number: 199011010 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en