Andhra Pradesh Health Institutions
Data base (APHIDB) is a data base of Health Care Institutions (HCI’s)
in AP maintained by the IHS. The data base comprises of HCI’s
|The public sector
|The private sector
|The non-profit, voluntary sector
It contains the
following information about the HCI’s in the state: Hospital
name, address, city, district, place status, number of beds, tier
class, year of establishment, type of management, type of
ownership, services provided, clientele served, etc.
APHIDB is an effort
to make the comprehensive information available about HCI’s in a
structured way. This data base was setup in the year 1993 with
information collected from state wide survey conducted by
Directorate of Health. Since then IHS has been making efforts to
update the data base and enrich its information content.
APHIDB data is used
as a sampling frame of HCI’s to facilitate health systems
research. It is also being used as a planning tool to produce
outputs like mandal wise or assembly constituency wise lists of
all Public HCI’s for the government officials.
The APHIDB is made
available by IHS over its local area network to visiting public,
researchers and health policy analysts for reference. This is the
only electronic database in India of HCI’s in a state with
access to public. Standard queries to generate summaries by
hospital location, size or type of service etc. are provided.
Special queries have been written to meet specific requirements of
researchers. Mostly people have used the data base to generate
list of hospitals at a chosen place. IHS has already developed
methodological tools for validation and maintenance of the