One of a series of reports presenting a methodology to help health planners develop objectives and actions by means of selected health status indicators that may be amenable to health care interventions. Using the algorithms, health system agencies can investigate determinants of health status, identify possible breakdowns in the health care system, and specify remedies. The algorithms rely primarily on vital statistics. This report in the series contains an algorithm which should assist health system agencies in the various stages of evaluation related to infant mortality--problem recognition, analysis, solution, and reassessment. (See also R-2215/1, R-2215/3 through /6.)
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