Health Services Research Methods
Health services research is a rapidly expanding field of inquiry. Typically health services researchers conduct investigation within different fields: health policy, health systems research, health outcomes research, clinical epidemiology, technology assessment, clinical decision analysis, operations research, health economics, medical sociology, medical anthropology, to name a few. An important impetus to the rapid development of health services research is the breathtaking advance of the medical enterprises. there are a number of features of this book. First, the book intends to be a practical guide for those interested in health services research. Steps will be delineated and illustrated clearly in the text, tables, and figures. Second, health services research examples are used throughout. Third, the book integrates research design with analysis. While this is not a statistical textbook, commonly used statistics are discussed in terms of their use for different levels of analysis and the nature of the variables. Fourth, the book also provides resources for students and researchers of health services.
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Scientific Foundations of Health Services Research
Conceptualizing Health Services Research
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