Quality Life from the Perspective of a General Population’s Lived Experiences
To understand the nature of population health conditions, some of the predictors or health outcome indicators that have been used include the number of healthy life years, infant mortality, and life expectancy. In addition, indicators perceived to be more subjective and that have been used to give an insight into the nature of health conditions include self-evaluations of the health of individuals and the nature of population access to healthcare services. According to the insights gained, the quality of life refers to a society or individual’s general well-being. Specific features that depict the quality of life include the environment, finance, religious beliefs, wealth, employment, education, family, and physical health. For health care practitioners, these insights imply that they have a role to play in measuring the quality of life to identify gaps in health care service provision. In turn, these practitioners could sensitize relevant authorities in the private and public arenas regarding the need for early interventions to assure better quality. Imperative to highlight is that members of the society have a role to play in ensuring that they provide accurate feedback in relation to the health outcome indicators to enable the practitioners to fill in any gaps via the provision of targeted services. Hence, organizational partnerships and high levels of collaboration among individuals are key to the provision of accurate data in relation to health outcome indicators, upon which authorities could steer programs aimed at restoring quality from the population health perspective.