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Table 3 Good practice approaches

From: Prioritizing health information for national health reporting - a Delphi study of the Joint Action on Health Information (InfAct)

i. Implement a national health information strategy
ii. Implement national health targets
iii. Implement a national legal act on health information (covering e.g. data standards, health information systems, e-health, infrastructure)
iv. Set up a national catalogue on health information (including e.g. organisation, processes and standards around health care and health indicators)
v. Develop guidelines at ministerial level (covering e.g. prevention, diagnostics and therapy)
vi. Develop guidelines at intersectoral / institutional level for health information and / or health reporting
vii. Develop topic/disease-specific good practices for health information and indicator development
viii. Scale up topic/disease-specific good practices for health information and indicator development
ix. Develop data quality frameworks
x. Establish “unique health identifiers”