The LINKIN Health Census process: design and implementation.

Catherine Elizabeth Hoon-Leahy, Jonathan Newbury, Alison Kitson, Deirdre Whitford, Anne Wilson, Jonathan Karnon, Jenny Baker, Konrad Jamrozik, Justin Beilby

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This paper describes the first phase of the LINKIN Health Study, which aims to evaluate health system functioning within a rural population. Locally relevant data on the health status and service usage of this population, including non-users and users, health service providers traditionally omitted from health services research, and multiple socio-economic indicators, was collected using a self-complete health census. Household response was 75% (N = 4425). Response was greater when face-to-face contact was made at delivery compared to when questionnaires were left in the letterbox (89% vs 64%), falling to 26% when no face-to-face contact was made at either delivery or collection.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalBMC Health Services Research
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012


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Hoon-Leahy, C. E., Newbury, J., Kitson, A., Whitford, D., Wilson, A., Karnon, J., Baker, J., Jamrozik, K., & Beilby, J. (2012). The LINKIN Health Census process: design and implementation. BMC Health Services Research, 12.