Analytical Framework: Analytical framework regarding with health statistics published by Ministry of Health consists of administrative records of all public institutions and organizations on the health area, and also statistical information obtained from field surveys.
International Standard Profession Classification: Health care professionals data are categorized by International Standard Profession Classification (USMS-88).
The geographical scope: Data are available for Turkey in general and provincial level.The time scope: Data are available for 1928 and onwards.
Data sources: Statistical information based on administrative records compiled by Ministry of Health and results of field studies are used as main data sources.
The Collected Variables: Number of health institutions and hospital beds by provinces and number of health care professionals are collected.
Data collection / processing system: “Basic Health Statistics Module (TSIM)” and “Health-Net” constructed by Ministry of Health are used for health data based on administrative records at the data collection process implemented by Ministry of Health.Basic Health Statistics Module (TSIM): TSIM, web based programme, developed by Ministry of Health is a central information management system for storing health data. At the first stage, paper forms filled by Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Health Institutions are sent to provincial administration units (Provincial Directorates of Health / Provincial Directorates of Public Health / Provincial Secretariat General of Public Hospitals) as electronic format in every month. At the second stage; after controlling procedures done by provincial administration units, health data are transferred to TSIM programme and they are stored in the central system.Health-Net: Health-Net information network constructed by Ministry of Health is a central information management system for storing patient registers. Health information such as hospital admissions, individual information, treatments are transferred to Health-Net programme in the center via the Hospital Information Management Systems / Family Practice Information Management Systems concurrently. Main statistics are produced by the results of systematic reports on the Health-Net, and then health indicators are calculated.