The purposes of the report are:
Â· to describe the Medical Services data sources to gain better insight into their complexities;
Â· to explore the datasetsâ€™ usefulness from a Public Health perspective using specific examples that examine whether they can help to inform public health prevention strategies, understand health services provided, or measure incidence or prevalence of a disease or condition. For example, can we use Medical Services data to:
o measure the proportion of Peel smokers receiving tobacco cessation counselling from their physicians?
o measure influenza vaccine coverage among Peel residents?
o measure the proportion of 18-month-old Peel children receiving an enhanced well baby visit from their physicians?
o estimate the incidence or prevalence of influenza among Peel residents?
Â· to identify any strengths and/or limitations within the datasets; and
Â· to make recommendations regarding their future use.