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His research covered a vast range of public health fields in South Africa, including economics, mortality and morbidity statistics, distribution of health personnel, climatic impacts on human health, use of racial descriptors in epidemiology, and birth defects.
health care system is depressingly evident in our mortality and morbidity statistics, in comparisons of the quality of care for specific conditions, and even in surveys of the service quality of health care delivery (Schoen et al.
Designed by a task force including NSWNA representatives and Nurse Unit Managers, it is based on patient morbidity statistics and an analysis of casemix DRGs (diagnostic related groups)--the top diseases that come into a ward during a year.
In most countries, these coded data are used to produce morbidity statistics on the types and incidence of diseases and injuries resulting in hospitalisation and death (Alamgir et al.