International Symposium in Medical Geography. Vancouver, British Columbia CAN, 1994/07/12.
In Quebec, recent political statements have strengthened the necessity to allocate resources according to regional population needs.
A regional-provincial working group was set up to propose needs indicators in 8 different fields-or client-oriented programs-which subdivide the entire spectrum of health and social services in Quebec.
These programs include physical health, mental health, public health, functionally impaired elderly people, physical deficiency, intellectual deficiency, alcoholism and drug abuse and problems (abuse, neglect, delinquency) among young people and their families.
The following paper summarizes the main proposals of the working group.
Some comments are made on the definition of client-oriented programs, basic concepts, research questions and methodological approaches.
Concrete examples are given in order to illustrate the type of data and methods used.
Furthermore, the indicators selected for resource allocation (in each of the 8 client-oriented programs) are presented on a regional basis (n=18) and introduced in a principal component analysis.
Their variations are discussed and recommendations to facilitate their use and promote their development are made.
Finally, the actual utilization of these indicators is reported.
Mots-clés Pascal : Allocation ressource, Service santé, Services sociaux, Indicateur, Besoin, Variation géographique, Echelon régional, Québec, Homme, Système santé, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Resource allocation, Health service, Social assistance, Indicator, Need, Geographical variation, Regional scope, Quebec, Human, Health system, Canada, North America, America
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