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Think about how many people, when they try to remember the alphabet, use the rhythm of the children’s song as a guide. The song works as a framework, helping them to create smaller chunks of information that they work with easily.
When we think of health, we often think of an individual, possibly ourselves or someone we love. We may also think about the group health of our community, province or country.
What do you think of when you hear the word “quality?” How well something is made or something is done? The value you get for the money it costs? Or the confidence that you will have a good experience instead of a bad one?
Before reporting to the public about population health and health service quality, the NBHC must collect and analyse data. The data we collect comes either from our own surveys or from external sources.
The New Brunswick Health Council uses data from the following sources.
New Brunswick Health Council
In New Brunswick, collecting adequate health information both to inform citizens and to serve government planning and service delivery has been a challenge since the beginning. Consider this citation:
The NBHC recommends that the Minister of Health oversee the implementation of an accountability framework for primary health services.
This may be accomplished by: