Equitable People Centred Health Measurement

About EPHM

Equitable People-Centred Health Measurement (EPHM) is an approach to health measurement that strives to provide fair and tailored assessments of health and quality of life of diverse people.

  • Achieving equitable healthcare requires people-centred care that recognizes every person as unique.
  • People-centred care requires being able to measure health and quality of life in ways that reflect the perspectives and experiences of each person.
  • Health measurement has traditionally used a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. This does not reflect the reality of diverse societies and healthcare settings, because it does not reflect the perspectives of people from different cultures, traditions, or life experiences equally well.
  • EPHM integrates the diversity of people and their experiences into the measurement process, so as to provide better health measurement for all individuals.

EPHM addresses all stages of health measurement, from conceptual foundations to applications in healthcare, by:

  • Recognizing that each person’s perception of their health and quality of life is influenced by the unique combination of their health, personal characteristics, social context, and healthcare experiences,
  • Identifying the ways in which this influence is reflected in measurements of a person’s health, and
  • Using this information to contextualize, adjust and/or tailor health measurement scores to accurately capture each person’s health and quality of life.

Methodology for EPHM

Introductory EPHM Resources

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Novel Methods
for EPHM

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