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An indicator is a single measure that is reported on regularly and that provides relevant and actionable information about population health and/or health system performance.
A health indicator is a single measure that is reported on regularly and that provides relevant and actionable information about population health and/or health system performance and characteristics. Canadian Institute for Health Information

A health indicator is a single measure that is reported on regularly and that provides relevant and actionable information about population health and/or health system performance and characteristics. An indicator can provide comparable information, as well as track progress and performance over time.

Health indicators support provinces/territories, regional health authorities and facilities as they monitor the health of their populations and track how well their local health systems function. Canadian Institute for Health Information - Indicators

The drivers for standard development arise from the need for better information - whether it is statistical, administrative, clinical or other information. This ensures the data used in statistics is compatible and it facilitates National and International interoperability. Australian Institute for Health and Welfare - About Indicators

Creation Tips

Tips for creating

Indicators should be clearly defined and specify the Data Elements used in their calculations. If the resulting value type of an Indicator is known ahead of time it can be specified by attaching a Value Domain to clearly code the value and provides a valuable linkage to other similar indicators.

Once an indicator has been saved, numerator and denominator Data Elements as well as unknown model - [[Outcome areas]] can be attached from the Indicator page.