The Canadian Institute for Health Information and Statistics Canada are moving to an electronic, interactive reporting format for their annual Health Indicators report. The new format, which will debut in spring 2014, will feature more frequent reporting of over 40 indicators of health system performance for the provinces, territories, and health regions.
This year’s report includes rates for 15 indicators, listed by socioeconomic status. Featured areas in the report include rates for self-injury hospitalizations, which range from 59 per 100 000 population in Alberta and Quebec to 85 and 86 per 100000 population in New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador respectively. According to the report, these numbers could be reduced by 27% if all neighborhoods had the same hospitalization rate as the most affluent ones. The hospitalization rates for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions such as diabetes, heart failure, and asthma are also reviewed in the report.
The report can be viewed at https://secure.cihi.ca/estore/productFamily.htm?locale=en&pf=PFC2195&lan....
Above is the information needed to cite this article in your paper or presentation. The International Committee
of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommends the following citation style, which is the now nearly universally
accepted citation style for scientific papers:
Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002;347:284-7.
About the ICMJE and citation styles
The ICMJE is small group of editors of general medical journals who first met informally in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1978 to establish guidelines for the format of manuscripts submitted to their journals. The group became known as the Vancouver Group. Its requirements for manuscripts, including formats for bibliographic references developed by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), were first published in 1979. The Vancouver Group expanded and evolved into the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), which meets annually. The ICMJE created the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals to help authors and editors create and distribute accurate, clear, easily accessible reports of biomedical studies.
An alternate version of ICMJE style is to additionally list the month an issue number, but since most journals use continuous pagination, the shorter form provides sufficient information to locate the reference. The NLM now lists all authors.
BCMJ standard citation style is a slight modification of the ICMJE/NLM style, as follows:
- Only the first three authors are listed, followed by "et al."
- There is no period after the journal name.
- Page numbers are not abbreviated.
For more information on the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, visit www.icmje.org