Key concepts

Key Concepts & Definitions

In order to effectively and efficiently use EQUIST, you will need to understand several key concepts and definitions that go into the tool. Some of these terms include, but are not limited to:

  1. Operational & Equity frontiers
  2. Service delivery modes
  3. Coverage determinants

Click on each of the articles to learn more about these important concepts.

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    Coverage Determinants

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    Service Delivery Mode: Family (Community) Care Practices

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    Service Delivery Mode: Preventive (Schedulable) Services

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