Shaping a Vision for 21st Century Health Statistics. What we’ve learned so far: Trends and gaps shaping the Vision


Trends and Gaps Shaping the Vision

As noted, this report outlines the themes that have emerged in consultations over the last year about current and emerging health issues, health information needs associated with these trends, and roles and responsibilities for providing information and statistics. The perspectives and experiences of the participants are reflected in the summaries that follow.

The primary questions to bear in mind as we look at these trends, issues, and knowledge gaps are how these forces will shape future information needs, and how a well-defined vision and unified approach might strengthen the country’s ability to address the trends.