Health Council of Canada. (2011). A citizen’s guide to health indicators. Retrieved from http://www.healthcouncilcanada.ca/docs/rpts/2011/indicators/HCC_Indicators_Bookmark_Accessible.pdf.
This 2011 paper from the Health Council of Canada presents a detailed explanation of the purpose and use of health indicators. Health indicators are measurement tools that help people compare and understand the Canadian health system, and is targeted towards every stakeholder within the system, from patients to health care professionals. The purpose of this guide is to help answer questions such as: “How can I use health indicators to guide my decisions? What should I watch out for, and what do I need to know to use them well?”