Adding up provincial expenditures on health care for Manitobans: a POPULIS project. Population Health Information System

Med Care. 1999 Jun;37(6 Suppl):JS60-82. doi: 10.1097/00005650-199906001-00009.


Objectives: Using the POPULIS framework, this project estimated health care expenditures across the entire population of Manitoba for inpatient and outpatient hospital utilization, physician visits, mental health inpatient, and nursing home utilization.

Research design: This estimated expenditure information was then used to compare per capita expenditures relative to premature mortality rates across the various areas of Manitoba.

Results: Considerable variation in health care expenditures was found, with those areas having high premature mortality rates also having higher health care expenditures.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Community Health Planning / organization & administration*
  • Female
  • Health Expenditures / statistics & numerical data*
  • Health Services Needs and Demand / economics
  • Health Services Needs and Demand / statistics & numerical data*
  • Health Services Research
  • Health Status Indicators
  • Home Care Services / economics
  • Hospitalization / economics
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Information Systems / organization & administration*
  • Male
  • Manitoba / epidemiology
  • Mental Health Services / economics
  • Middle Aged
  • Mortality
  • Needs Assessment
  • Nursing Homes / economics
  • Residence Characteristics / statistics & numerical data
  • Sensitivity and Specificity