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National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR)

Health Economics Core Library Recommendations, 2003

compiled by AcademyHealth
funded by the National Library of Medicine

Journals

Core Journals

  • Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research
  • American Journal of Public Health
  • BMJ: British Medical Journal
  • European Journal of Health Economics
  • Frontiers in Health Policy Research
  • Health Affairs
  • Health Care Financing Review
  • Health Care Management Review
  • Health Economics
  • Health Policy
  • Health Services Research
  • Inquiry
  • International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics
  • International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
  • JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association
  • The Journal of Economic Perspectives
  • Journal of Health Care Finance
  • Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
  • Journal of Health Economics
  • Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
  • Lancet
  • Medical Care
  • Medical Care Research and Review
  • Milbank Quarterly
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • New York Times
  • Social Science and Medicine
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Washington Post

Desired Journals

The individual developing this collection may consider acquiring specialty journals, contingent upon their respective audience e.g., Nursing Economics, Journal of Gastroenterology.

  • American Economic Review
  • American Journal of Managed Care
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Harvard Business Review
  • Health Economics in Prevention and Care: HEPAC: The European Journal of Health Economics
  • International Journal of Health Services
  • Journal of Economic Literature
  • Journal of Political Economy
  • Journal of Public Health Policy
  • Managed Care Interface
  • Medical Decision Making
  • Medical Economics
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Public Health Reports
  • Quarterly Journal of Economics
  • RAND Journal of Economics
  • Value in Health Care

Alert Services

  • American Health Line
  • Bureau of National Affairs (BNA)
  • American Medical News

Core Books

The following list of core books in health economics is separated into the following categories:

  • Reference/Directory
  • Subject Specific
  • Text

If a book is an annual publication, we have noted such at the end of the citation. For such publications, we suggest the individual developing a collection in health economics periodically check the publisher's website for the newest edition available.

Reference/Directory

American Medical Association. Center for Health Policy Research. Physician Socioeconomic Statistics. Chicago, IL: American Medical Association, Center for Health Policy Research. [annual publication]

American Hospital Association. AHA Guide to the Health Care Field. Chicago, IL: Healthcare Infosource, Inc. [annual publication]

American Hospital Association. Hospital Statistics. Chicago, IL: Healthcare Infosource, Inc. [annual publication]

Bureau of the Census, Statistical Abstract of the United States: The National Data Book. Washington, DC: Bureau of the Census. [annual publication]

Congressional Budget Office. Note: The individual developing this collection should consider periodically checking the CBO website (http://www.cbo.gov) for relevant publications

Culyer, A.J. and J.P. Newhouse. Handbook of Health Economics. New York, NY: Elsevier, 2000.

Dartmouth Medical School, Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences. The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care in the United States. Chicago, IL: American Hospital Association Press, 1999.
(Note: There are several editions of the Dartmouth Atlases of Health Care: national, state, regional, and specialty-specific. Visit: http://www.dartmouthatlas.org/ for the publication(s) most relevant to your organization.)

Fronstin, P. Sources of Health Insurance and Characteristics of the Uninsured: Analysis of the March 2001 Current Population Survey. Washington, DC: Employee Benefits Research Institute. [annual publication]

Ginsburg, P.B. and C.S. Lesser, Editors. Understanding Health System Change: Local Markets, National Trends. Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press, 2001.

Health Policy Tracking Service. Major Health Care Policies: Fifty State Profiles. Washington, DC: Health Policy Tracking Service, National Conference of State Legislatures. [annual publication]

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research and Educational Trust. Employer Health Benefits: Annual Survey. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research and Educational Trust. [annual publication]

MedPAC. Health Care Spending and the Medicare Program: A Data Book. Washington, DC: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, 1998. Note: The individual developing this collection should consider periodically checking the MedPAC website (http://www.medpac.gov) for relevant publications.

Murray, C.J.L. and A.D. Lopez, Editors. Global Burden of Disease: A Comprehensive Assessment of Mortality and Disability from Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors in 1990 and Projected to 2020. Cambridge, MA: Harvard School of Public Health, 1999.

O'Leary, M.R., and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations experts. Lexikon: Dictionary of Health Care Terms, Organizations, and Acronyms for the Era of Reform. Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, 1994.

Plunkett Research, Ltd. Plunkett's Health Care Industry Almanac. Houston, TX: Corporate Jobs Outlook. [annual publication]

Craig, L, et al. Reforming the Health Care System: State Profiles. Washington, DC: Public Policy Institute, AARP. [annual publication]

Slee, V.N., D.A. Slee, and H.J. Schmidt. Slee's Health Care Terms: 4th Edition. St. Paul, MN: Tringa Press, 2001.

Weise, F.O. Health Statistics: An Annotated Bibliographic Guide to Information Resources. Lanham, MD: Medical Library Association and The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1997.

Winterbottom, C., D.W. Lisa, and K.M. Obermaier. State-level Databook on Health Care Access and Financing, 2nd ed. Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press, 1995.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Healthy People 2010, Volumes I and II. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2001.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Health, United States. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. [annual publication]

Subject Specific

Aaron, H.J. Serious and Unstable Condition: Financing America's Health Care. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 1991.

Binstock, R.H. and S.G. Post. Too Old for Health Care? Controversies in Medicine, Law, Economics, and Ethics. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991.

Enthoven, A.C. Theory and Practice of Managed Competition in Health Care Financing. Amsterdam; New York: North-Holland, 1988.

Frech, H.E. Competition and Monopoly in Medical Care, Washington, DC: AEI Press, 1996.

Fuchs, V.R. The Future of Health Policy. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1993.

Fuchs, V.R. Who Shall Live? River Edge, NJ: World Scientific, 1998.

Ginzberg, E., et al. The Health Marketplace: New York City, 1990-2010. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2001.

Ginzberg, E. The Medical Triangle: Physicians, Politicians, and the Public. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1990.

Gray, B.H. The Profit Motive and Patient Care: The Changing Accountability of Doctors and Hospitals. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1991.

Greenberg, W. Competition, Regulation, and Rationing in Health Care. Ann Arbor, MI: Health Administration Press, 1991.

Greenberg, W. The Health Care Marketplace. New York, NY: Springer, 1998.

Grossman, M. The Demand for Health: A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1972.

Institute of Medicine. Calling the Shots: Immunization Finance Policies and Practices. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2000. (Note: The individual developing this collection may consider evaluating IOM reports, when released, for possible addition to their collection.)

Institute of Medicine, Committee on Quality Health Care in America. Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2001.

Isenberg, S.F., and R.E. Gliklich, Editors. Profiting from Quality: Outcomes Strategy for Medical Practice. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass, 1999.

Kissick, W. Medicine's Dilemmas: Infinite Needs Versus Finite Resources. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1994.

Macinko, J., et al., Editors. Microenterprise Development for Better Health Outcomes. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001.

Menzel, P.T. Strong Medicine: The Ethical Rationing of Health Care. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1990.

Mills, A., and K. Lee, Editors. Health Economics Research in Developing Countries. Oxford, England; New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Millenson, M.L. Demanding Medical Excellence: Doctors and Accountability in the Information Age. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2002.

Morreim, H.E. Balancing Act: The New Medical Ethics of Medicine's New Economics. Dordrecht; Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1991.

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Working Papers Series. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research.

Newhouse, J.P. Free for All? Lessons from the RAND Health Insurance Experiment. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1993.

Newhouse, J.P. Pricing the Priceless: A Health Care Conundrum (The Walras-Pareto lectures). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002.

Nova Science Publishers. The Health Care Financial Crisis: Strategies for Overcoming an Unholy Trinity. Nova Science, 2001.

Patrick, D.L., and P. Erickson. Health Status and Health Policy: Quality of Life in Health Care Evaluation and Resource Allocation. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Pauly, M. Health Benefits at Work. University of Michigan Press, 1997.

Rettenmaier, A.J. and T.R. Saving. The Economics of Medicare Reform. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2000.

Sloan, F. Valuing Health Care. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Smith, P.C., Editor. Reforming Markets in Health Care: An Economic Perspective (State of Health Series). Buckingham, England; Philadelphia, PA: Open University Press, 2000.

Starr, P. The Social Transformation of American Medicine. New York, NY: Basic Books, 1982.

Tulchinksy, T.H., and E.A. Varavikova. The New Public Health: An Introduction for the 21st Century. San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 2000.

Wiener, J.M., et al. Persons with Disabilities: Issues in Health Care Financing and Service Delivery. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 1995.

William, J. Principles of Health Economics for Developing Countries. Washington, DC: The World Bank, 1999.

Wise, D.A. Advances in the Economics of Aging. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1996.

Textbooks:

Cleverly, W.O., and A.E. Cameron. Essentials of Health Care Finance, 5th edition. Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publishers, 2002.

Culyer, A.J. and J.P. Newhouse. Handbook of Health Economics. New York, NY: Elsevier, 2000.

Drummond, M.F., et al. Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes, 2nd ed. Oxford; New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Eastaugh, S.R. Health Care Finance: Cost, Productivity and Strategic Design. Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publishers, 1998.

Feldman, R.D. American Health Care: Government, Market Processes, and the Public Interest. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2000.

Feldstein, P.J. Health Care Economics, 5th edition. Albany, NY: Delmar Publishers, 1999.

Feldstein, P.J. Health Policy Issues: An Economic Perspective on Health Reform, 2nd edition. Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press; Washington, DC: AUPHA Press, 1999.

Finkler, S.A., and D.M. Ward. Essentials of Cost Accounting for Health Care Organizations, 2nd edition. Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publishers, 1999.

Folland, S., et al. The Economics of Health and Health Care, 3rd edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2001.

Getzen, T. Health Economics: Fundamentals and Flow of Funds. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons, 1997.

Henderson, J.W. Health Economics and Policy. Cincinnati, OH: South-Western College Pub., 1999.

Jacobs, J.R. The Economics of Health and Medical Care, 5th edition. Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publishers, 2002.

Phelps, C.E. Health Economics, 3rd edition. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 2003.

Santerre, R.E., and S.E. Neun. Health Economics: Theories, Insights, and Industry Studies. Fort Worth, TX: Dryden Press, 2000.

Sorkin, A.L. Health Economics: An Introduction. Lexington, KT: Lexington Books, 1992.

Desired List of Books

Reference/Dictionary

American Association of Health Plans. 1999 Industry Profile: A Health Plan Reference Book. Washington, DC: American Association of Health Plans, 1999.

American Medical Association. Medicare RBRVS: The Physicians' Guide. American Medical Association. [annual publication]

American Medical Association. Physician Characteristics and Distribution in the U.S. Chicago, IL: American Medical Association, Survey and Data Resources. [annual publication]

Aventis Pharmaceuticals. HMO-PPO/Medicare-Medicaid Digest. Kansas City, MO: Aventis Pharmaceuticals, 2000.

Aventis Pharmaceuticals. Institutional Highlights Digest. Kansas City, MO: Aventis Pharmaceuticals. [annual publication]

Aventis Pharmaceuticals. Medical Group Practice Digest. Kansas City, MO: Aventis Pharmaceuticals. [annual publication]

Blades, C.A., et al. The International Bibliography of Health Economics: A Comprehensive Annotated Guide to English Language Sources Since 1914. Brighton, Sussex: Wheatsheaf Books, 1986.

Bureau of Primary Health Care. Primary Care Programs Directory 2002: The People We Serve, The People We Are. Bethesda, MD: Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care, 2002.

Center for Medicaid and State Operations, Health Care Financing Administration. Medicaid Statistics: Program and Financial Statistics. Baltimore, MD: Health Care Financing Administration. [annual publication]

Cherner, L.L., Editor. The Universal Healthcare Almanac. Phoenix, AZ: R-C Publications, 1990.

CCH Incorporated. Social Security Benefits Including Medicare. Riverwoods, IL: CCH Incorporated. [annual publication] Culyer, A.J., et al. An Annotated Bibliography of Health Economics: English Language Sources. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 1977.

Dillard, et al. Health Economics Research: An Annotated Bibliography. Rockville, MD: DHHS, 1987.

Gottlieb, R., Editor. HMO/PPO Directory. Millerton, NY: Grey House Publishing, Inc. [annual publication]

Health Care Financing Administration. A Profile of Medicaid Chartbook 2000. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Health Care Financing Administration, 2000.

HCIA, Inc. Profiles of U.S. Hospitals. Baltimore, MD: HCIA, Inc., 2001.

Havlicek, P., et al. Medical Groups in the U.S.: A Survey of Practice Characteristics. Chicago, IL: American Medical Association, Division of Survey and Data Resource, Dept. of Professional Activities Information, 1992.

Hospital and Healthcare Compensation Service. Hospital Salary and Benefits Report. Oakland, NJ: Hospital And Healthcare Compensation Service. [annual publication]

Hospital and Healthcare Compensation Service. Physician Salary Survey Report. Oakland, NJ: Hospital And Healthcare Compensation Service. [annual publication]

Marder, W.D., et al. Physician Supply and Utilization by Specialty: Trends and Projections. Chicago, IL: American Medical Association, 1988.

Marion Merrell Dow. Marion Merrell Dow Managed Care Digest. Kansas City, MO: Marion Merrell Dow, 1994.

McDonnell, K., and P. Fronstin. EBRI Health Benefits Databook. Washington, DC: Employee Benefit Research Institute, 1999.

Medical Economics Co. Drug Topics Red Book. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Co., Inc. [annual publication]

North Carolina Center for Health Statistics. North Carolina Health Statistics Pocket Guide (and other states' guides, e.g. Georgia Health Statistics Pocket Guide). North Carolina Center for Health Statistics.

Parexel International. PAREXEL's Pharmaceutical R&D Statistical Sourcebook. Waltham, MA: Parexel International. [annual publication]

PDR Companion Guide. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics. [annual publication]

Redick, R.W., et al. Expenditures and Sources of Funds for Mental Health Organizations, United States, 1983. Rockville, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration, National Institute of Mental Health, 1987.

Scrip Yearbook. Richmond, VA: PJB Publications. [annual publication]

Shepard, D.S., et al., and World Health Organization. Analysis of Hospital Costs: A Manual for Managers. Geneva: World Health Organization, 2000.

Sunshine, J.H. Determinants of Total Family Charges for Health Care: United States, 1980. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Center for Health Statistics, 1990.

World Health Organization. Global Burden of Disease and Injury Series: Mortality and Disability from Suicide, Violence, War and Unintentional Injuries. Washington, DC: WHO and World Bank, 1997.

Wyszewianski, L., and S.S. Mick, Editors. Medical Care Chartbook, 9th edition. Ann Arbor, MI: Health Administration Press, 1991.

Subject Specific:

Aaron, H.J. The Problem That Won't Go Away: Reforming U.S. Health Care Financing. Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution, 1996.

Aaron, H.J., et al. Can America Afford to Grow Old? Brookings, 1989.

American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, Roberta Carroll, Editor. Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations, 3rd edition. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2001.

Andrulis, D., and M. Gusmano. Community Initiatives for the Uninsured: How Far Can Innovative Partnerships Take Us. New York, NY: New York Academy of Medicine, Division of Health and Science Policy, Office of Urban Populations, 2000.

Armstrong, P., et al., Editors. Unhealthy Times: Political Economy Perspectives on Health and Care. Don Mills, Ontario; New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Auerbach, J.A., et al. Improving Health: It Doesn't Take a Revolution. Washington, DC: National Policy Association; Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy, 2000.

Bickel, W.K. and R.E. Vuchinich, Editors. Reframing Health Behavior Change with Behavioral Economics. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2000.

Blevins, S.A. Medicare's Midlife Crisis. Washington, DC: CATO Institute, 2001.

Blue Ridge Academic Health Group. E-Health and the Academic Health Center in a Value-Driven Health Care System. Charlottesville, VA: Blue Ridge Academic Health Group, 2001.

Blumenthal, D., et al., Editors. Renewing the Promise: Medicare and Its Reform. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.

Bovbjerg, R.R. and J.A. Marsteller. Health Care Market Competition in Six States: Implications for the Poor. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 1998.

Bovbjerg, R.R., et al. Market Competition and Uncompensated Care Pools. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 2000.

Bunker, J.P., et al., Editors. Costs, Risks, and Benefits of Surgery. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1977.

Coddington, D.C., et al. Beyond Managed Care: How Consumers and Technology Are Changing the Future of Health Care. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2000.

Committee for the Study of the Future of Public Health, Division of Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine. The Future of Public Health. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1988.

Connelly, R. The Effect of Child Care Costs on Married Women's Labor Force Participation. Washington, DC: Bureau of the Census, 1989.

Coulter, A. and C. Ham, Editors. The Global Challenge of Health Care Rationing. Philadelphia, PA: Open University Press, 2000.

Council on Graduate Medical Education. Improving Access to Health Care Through Physician Workforce Reform: Directions for the 21st Century. Rockville, MD: U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, 1992.

Council on Graduate Medical Education. Managed Health Care: Implications for Physician Workforce and Medical Education. Rockville, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, 1995.

Davis, J.R. and J. Lederberg, Editors. Public Health Systems and Emerging Infections: Assessing the Capabilities of the Public and Private Sectors: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2000.

Donaldson, C., et al. Evidence-based Health Economics: From Effectiveness and Efficiency in Systematic Review. London, England: BMJ Books, 2002.

Dranove, D. The Economic Evolution of American Health Care: From Marcus Welby to Managed Care. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000.

Drummond, M.F., and A. McGuire. Economic Evaluation in Health Care: Merging Theory with Practice. Oxford, England; New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Drummond, M.F., et al. Principles of Economic Appraisal in Health Care. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1980.

Drummond, M. and A. McGuire, Editors. Economic Evaluation in Health Care: Merging Theory with Practice. London, England: Office of Health Economics, 2001.

Duffy, S.W., et al., Editors. Quantitative Methods for the Evaluation of Cancer Screening. London, England: Arnold; New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Eilbert, K.W., et al. Measuring Expenditures for Essential Public Health Services. Washington, DC: Public Health Foundation, 1996.

Farley-Short, P. The Dynamics of Medicaid Enrollment. Washington, DC: Bureau of the Census, 1988.

Finkler, S.A. and D.M. Ward. Cost Accounting for Health Care Organizations: Concepts and Applications, 2nd edition. Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publishers, 1999.

Fox, D. Economists and Health Care: From Reform to Relativism. New York, NY: Prodist, 1979.

Frank, R.G. Economics and Mental Health. Cambridge, MA: NBER, 1999.

Frech, H.E. III, Editor. Regulating Doctors' Fees: Competition, Benefits, and Controls under Medicare. Washington, DC: AEI Press, 1991.

Friend, D.B. Healthcare.com: Rx for Reform. Boca Raton: St. Lucie Press, 2000.

Gapenski, L.C. Understanding Healthcare Financial Management, 3rd edition. Washington, DC: AUPHA Press; Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press, 2001.

Garber, S., et al. Managed Care and the Evaluation and Adoption of Emerging Medical Technologies. Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 2000.

Gillion, C., et al. Measuring Health Care, 1960-1983: Expenditure, Costs, and Performance. Paris, France: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 1985.

Glied, S. Chronic Condition: Why Health Reform Fails. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997.

Gold, M.R., et al. Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Goldman, D.P., et al. The Cost of Cancer Treatment Study's Design and Methods. Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 2000.

Griffin, C.C. Health Care in Asia: A Comparative Study of Cost and Financing. Washington, DC: World Bank, 1992.

Hahn, R.W., et al. Do Federal Regulations Reduce Mortality? Washington, DC: AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies, 2000.

Holahan, J., et al. Cutting Medicaid Spending in Response to Budget Caps. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 1995.

Holahan, J., et al. Health Policy for the Low-income Population: Major Findings from the Assessing the New Federalism Case Studies. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 1998.

Holahan, J., et al. Medicaid Managed Care Payment Methods and Capitation Rates: Results of a National Survey. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 1999.

Hu, T.W. and Agnes Rupp. Research in the Economics of Mental Health. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1993.

Hurley, R. and S. Zuckerman. Medicaid Managed Care: State Flexibility in Action. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 2002.

Institute of Medicine; Stanley B. Jones and Marion Ein Lewin, Editors. Improving the Medicare Market: Adding Choice and Protections. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1996.

Isaacs, S.L and J.R. Knickman, Editors. To Improve Health and Health Care 2000. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2001.

Johnson, E.A. The Economic Era of Health Care: A Revolution in Organized Delivery Systems. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1996.

Johnson, R.W., et al. Insuring the Near Elderly: the Potential Role for Medicare Buy-in Plans. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 2002.

Kaye, N. Medicaid Managed Care: A Guide for States. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 1995.

Kleinke, J.D. Oxymorons: The Myth of the U.S. Health Care System. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2001.

Long, S.H. The Effects of Being Uninsured on Health Care Service Use: Estimates From the Survey of Income and Program Participation. Washington, DC: Bureau of the Census, 1990.

Lutzky, A.W., et al. Health Policy for Low-Income People: Profile of the 13 States. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 2002.

Lutz, S. and E.P. Gee. Columbia/HCA: Healthcare on Overdrive. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1998.

McBride, T. Spells Without Health Insurance: What Affects Spell Duration and Who are the Chronically Uninsured? Washington, DC: Bureau of the Census, 1990.

McDowell, I. and C. Newell. Measuring Health: A Guide to Rating Scales and Questionnaires, 2nd edition. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1996.

McFadyen, J.E., Editor. International Drug Price Guide. Arlington, VA: Center for Pharmaceutical Management, 2000.

Mills, R.E., Editor. Long-term Care Investment Strategies: A Guide to Start-ups, Facility Conversions and Strategic Alliances. Chicago, IL: Irwin Professional Publishing, 1996.

Moffitt, R. The Effect of the Medicaid Program and Welfare Participation and Labor Supply. Washington, DC: Bureau of the Census, 1990.

Monheit, A.C. Examining the Dynamics of Health Insurance Loss: A Tale of Two Cohorts. Washington, DC: Bureau of the Census, 1985.

Moon, M., Editor. Competition with Constraints: Challenges Facing Medicare Reform. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 2000.

Moon, M. and M. Storeygard. Solvency or Affordability? Ways to Measure Medicare's Financial Health. Menlo Park, CA: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2002.

Morley, E., et al. Performance Measurement for State Boards of Nursing: Phase One Findings. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 1998.

Morris, C.R. Too Much of a Good Thing? Why Health Care Spending Won't Make Us Sick. New York, NY: Century Foundation, 2000.

National Bureau of Economic Research. Frontiers in Health Policy Research. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [series of conference proceedings]

Newbrander, W., Editor. Private Health Sector Growth in Asia: Issues and Implications. Chichester; New York, NY: Wiley, 1997.

Nichols, L.M., et al. Tax-preferred Medical Savings Accounts and Catastrophic Health Insurance Plans: A Numerical Analysis of Winners and Losers. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 1996.

Osterweis, M., et al., Editors. The U.S. Health Workforce: Power, Politics, and Policy. Washington, DC: Association of Academic Health Centers, 1996.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The Reform of Health Care Systems: A Review of Seventeen OECD Countries. Paris, France: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 1994.

Pauly, M.V., et al. Paying Physicians: Options for Controlling Cost, Volume, and Intensity of Services. Ann Arbor, MI: Health Administration Press, 1992.

Prospective Payment Assessment Commission. Medicare and the American Health Care System: Report to the Congress. Washington, DC: Prospective Payment Assessment Commission. [annual publication]

Public Policy Institute, American Association of Retired Persons. Across the State: Profiles of Long-term Care Systems, 3rd edition. Washington, DC: Public Policy Institute, 1998.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Foundation for Accountability (FACCT). A Portrait of the Chronically Ill in America, 2001. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2002.

Rosett, R.N., Editor. The Role of Health Insurance in the Health Services Sector: A Conference of the Universities-National Bureau Committee for Economic Research. New York, NY: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1976.

Rovin, S., Editor. Medicine and Business: Bridging the Gap. Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publishers, 2001.

Schweitzer, S.O. Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Scott, C. Public and Private Roles in Health Care Systems: Reform Experience in Seven OECD Countries. Buckingham, England; Philadelphia, PA: Open University Press, 2001.

Sloan, F.A, et al., Editors. Uncompensated Hospital Care: Rights and Responsibilities. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986.

Smith, R.D. Managed Care: Anatomy of a Mass Medical Movement. Bristol, IN: Wyndham Hall Press, 2000.

Steuerle, C.E. Finance-based Reform: The Search for Adaptable Health Policy. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 1991.

Swartz, K. Spells Without Health Insurance: Distributions of Durations and Their Link to Point-in-time Estimates of the Uninsured. Washington, DC: Bureau of the Census, 1990.

U.S. Congress. General Accounting Office. NOTE: The individual developing this collection may consider adding relevant GAO reports.

Wiener, J.M. and D.G. Stevenson. Long-term Care for the Elderly: Profiles of Thirteen States. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, Assessing the New Federalism, 1998.

Wiener, J.M., et al. Spending Down to Medicaid: New Data on the Role of Medicaid in Paying for Nursing Home Care. Washington, DC: American Association of Retired Persons, 1996.

Witter, S., et al. Health Economics for Developing Countries. Macmillan Education, 2000.

Wolfe, J.R. The Coming Health Crisis: Who Will Pay for Care for the Aged in the Twenty-first Century? Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1993.

World Federation of Public Health Associations Secretariat. Health, Economics, and Development: Selected Proceedings from the Seventh International Congress World Federation of Public Health Associations, 4-8 December 1994, Bali, Indonesia. Washington, DC: World Federation of Public Health Associations Secretariat, 1994.

Zuckerman, S., et al. Health insurance, Access, and Use: Tabulations from the 1997 National Survey of America's Families. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 2000.

Textbooks:

Arons, R,R. The New Economics of Health Care: DRGs, Case Mix, and Length of Stay. New York, NY: Praeger, 1984.

Baker, J,J. and R.W. Baker. Health Care Finance: Basic Tools for Nonfinancial Managers. Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen, 2000.

Barer, M.L., et al., Editors. Health, Health Care and Health Economics: Perspectives on Distribution. Chichester; New York, NY: John Wiley, 1998.

Berger, S.H. Fundamentals of Health Care Financial Management: A Practical Guide to Financial Issues and Activities, 2nd edition. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2002.

Calkins, D., et al., Editors. Health Care Policy. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Science, 1995.

Center for Health Economics Research. The Nation's Health Care Bill: Who Bears the Burden? Waltham, MA: CHER, 1994.

Clewar, A. and D. Perkins. Economics for Health Care Management. London, England: Prentice Hall, 1998.

Culyer, A.J., Editor. The Economics of Health. Aldershot, Hants, England: E. Elgar Pub., 1991.

Eastaugh, S.R. Health Economics: Efficiency, Quality, and Equity. Westport, CT: Auburn House, 1992.

Gapenski, L.C. Healthcare Finance: An Introduction to Accounting and Financial Management, 2nd edition. Chicago, IL: AUPHA/Health Administration Press, 2002.

Greenberg, W. The Health Care Marketplace. New York, NY: Springer, 1998.

Hall, G. Ethics and Economics of Health Care. St. Louis, MO: Warren H. Green, 1992.

Harrington, C. and C.L. Estes, Editors. Health Policy: Crisis and Reform in the U.S. Health Care Delivery System, 3rd edition. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2001.

Katz, M.L. and H.S. Rosen. Microeconomics, 3rd edition. Irwin McGraw-Hill, 1998.

Kielhorn, A. and J.M. Graf von der Schulenberg. The Health Economics Handbook, 2nd edition. Chester: Adis International, 2000.

Klarman, H.E., Editor. Empirical Studies in Health Economics. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Press, 1970.

Kleinke, J.D. Bleeding Edge: The Business of Health Care in the New Century. Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen, 1998.

McLean, R.A. Financial Management in Health Care Organizations. Albany, NY: Delmar Publishers, 1997.

Mullahy, J. Much Ado about Two: Reconsidering Retransformation and the Two-Part Model in Health Econometrics. Cambridge, MA: NBER, 1998.

Newhouse, J. Health Economics and Econometrics. Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 1987.

Rice, T. The Economics of Health Reconsidered. Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press, 1998.

Rodriguez-Garcia, R., et al., Editors. Microenterprise Development for Better Health Outcomes. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001.

Rosenzweig, M.R., Editor. Handbook of Population and Family Economics. Amsterdam, The Netherlands; North-Holland: 1997.

Stiglitz, J.E. Economics of the Public Sector, 3rd edition. W. W. Norton and Co., 2000.

Stoline, A.M. and J.P. Weiner. The New Medical Marketplace: A Physician's Guide to the Health Care System in the 1990s. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993.

Tulchinsky, T.H. and E.A. Varavikova. The New Public Health: An Introduction for the 21st Century. San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 2000.

Van der Gaag, et al. The Economics of Health Care. New York, NY: Praeger, 1982.

Zelman, W.N., et al. Financial Management of Health Care Organizations: An Introduction to Fundamental Tools, Concepts, and Applications. Malden, MA: Blackwell Business, 1998.

Zweifel, P. and F. Breyer. Health Economics. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Core Health Economics Bibliographic Databases

ABI/INFORM Complete

http://www.proquest.com/products-services/abi_inform_complete.html

Indexes and abstracts significant articles from more that 6,800 business and management journals. Fee-based

EconLit

http://www.econlit.org/

The American Economics Association's electronic bibliography of economics literature throughout the world, EconLit contains abstracts, indexing, and links to full-text articles in economics journals. It abstracts books and indexes articles in books, working papers series, and dissertations. Fee-based

Library of Congress Online Catalog

http://catalog.loc.gov/

Contains approximately 12 million records representing books, serials, computer files, manuscripts, cartographic materials, music, sound recordings, and visual materials. Free

LocatorPlus

http://locatorplus.gov/

National Library of Medicine's catalog of books, journals, and audiovisuals and access points to other medical research tools. Free

MEDLINE/PubMed

http://pubmed.gov
http://gateway.nlm.nih.gov/" and through database vendors as well.

References and abstracts from over 4,500 biomedical journals. Free if accessed through NLM.

NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research)

http://www.nber.org/

Access to working papers and other materials published by NBER. Fee-based

NLM Gateway

http://gateway.nlm.nih.gov/gw/Cmd

The NLM Gateway allows users to search in multiple retrieval systems at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM): MEDLINE/PubMed, OLDMEDLINE, LocatorPlus, MedlinePlus, DIRLINE, AIDS Meetings, Health Services Research Meetings, Space Life Sciences Meetings, and HSRProj. Free

Social Science Research Network

http://www.ssrn.com/

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 44,500 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 25,000 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. The eLibrary also includes the research papers of a number of Fee Based Partner Publications. Primarily free, but includes access to some fee-based publications

 

Desired Health Economics Bibliographic Databases

Base CODECS

The objective of developing such a database is to list all published studies in the field of economic evaluation of health care technologies in the French context (more than 440 articles), analyze them and to provide a free access to the information. There is an English version. Free

Canadian health services research literature. Free

CINAHL

http://www.ebscohost.com/nursing/products/cinahl-databases/cinahl-complete

Nursing and allied health literature. Fee-based

EMBASE

http://www.embase.com/

Biomedical and pharmacological journal literature. Fee-based

ERIC/AE Test Locator

http://ericae.net/testcol.htm

The ETS Test Collection includes an extensive library of 20,000 tests and other measurement devices from the early 1900s to the present. Free

Health Economic Evaluations Database (HEED)

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/9780470510933

Joint initiative of the Office of Health Economics (OHE) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers' Associations (IFPMA). It contains information on studies of cost-effectiveness and other forms of economic evaluation of medical and other treatments and medical interventions, and entries from the Wellcome and Battelle databases of economic evaluation literature. There are two types of reference in HEED, bibliographic references and references that have been reviewed according to a standard report format by a health economist. The latter constitute nearly half of the total of 23,500 references. Fee-based

HMIC (Health Management Information Consortium) Database

http://www.ovid.com/site/catalog/DataBase/99.jsp?top=2&mid=3&bottom=7&subsection=10

This database contains three health management databases: those of the Department of Health (United Kingdom Library and Information Services), the King's Fund Library and Information Service, and the Nuffield Institute for Health. Data from the Department of Health (DH-Data) targets health service and hospital administration, management and policy; medical equipment and supplies; personal social services; nursing, primary care and public health. Records, totaling 180,000 and with emphasis on the UK, are from 1983 to the present. In addition, records of official publications date back to 1920. The King's Fund is an independent health charity that works to develop and improve management of health and social care services; its database comprises 55,000 records on topics such as health and community care management and organizational development, inequalities in health, user involvement and health care economics. The Nuffield Institute for Health (based at the University of Leeds) database contains archival HELMIS data which holds over 54,000 records relating to health systems in the UK, Europe and Developing Countries. Fee-based

LexisNexis

http://www.lexisnexis.com/en-us/home.page

Legal, news, public records and business information. Fee-based

LexisNexis Academic Universe

http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic/

LexisNexis for academic settings - full-text news, business, legal, medical and reference sources. Fee-based

NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED)

http://www.apa.org/psycinfo/

PsycINFO is an abstract database of psychological literature, produced by the American Psychology Association. Useful for the behavioral aspects of Health Economics. Fee-based

RePEc (Research Papers in Economics)

http://repec.org/

This site provides a list of other sites that offer all or selected parts of the RePEc database for searching. IDEAS http://ideas.uqam.ca/, offers access to the entire database. A collaborative effort of over 100 volunteers in 30 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in economics. The heart of the project is a decentralized database of working papers, journal articles and software components. Free

Science Citation Index

http://thomsonreuters.com/products_services/science/science_products/a-z/science_citation_index/

Current and retrospective bibliographic information, author abstracts, and cited references found in 3,700 of the world's leading scholarly science and technical journals covering more than 100 disciplines. Fee-based

Social Sciences Citation Index

http://thomsonreuters.com/products_services/science/science_products/a-z/social_sciences_citation_index/

Contains bibliographic information, author abstracts, and cited references found in over 1,700 of the world's leading scholarly social sciences journals covering more than 50 disciplines. It also covers individually selected, relevant items from approximately 3,300 of the world's leading science and technology journals. Fee-based

WorldCat

http://www.worldcat.org

World Cat is the OCLC Online Union Catalog. It contains over 44 million bibliographic records describing books, journals, musical scores, video recordings, maps, magazines, newspapers, computer programs, manuscripts, sound recordings, visual materials, and Web sites. Links to holdings information for libraries that catalog in WorldCat. Fee-based

Relevant Health Economics Websites

Below find a listing of health economics websites. Contingent upon your audience, you may want to add state department of health websites and various university websites.

AAMC Survey of Resident/Fellow Stipends and Benefits
https://www.aamc.org/data/stipend

AcademyHealth
http://www.academyhealth.org

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
http://www.ahrq.gov/

American Dental Association
http://www.ada.org/

American Economic Association
http://www.aeaweb.org/

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
http://www.aei.org/

America's Health Insurance Plans
http://www.ahip.org/

American Medical Association
http://www.ama-assn.org/

Brookings Institution
http://www.brookings.edu/topics/health-care.aspx

Bureau of Labor Statistics
http://ww.bls.gov/

California HealthCare Foundation
http://www.chcf.org/

Canadian Institute for Health Information
http://www.cihi.ca/CIHI-ext-portal/internet/EN/Home/home/cihi000001

Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov/

Center for Studying Health System Change
http://www.hschange.org/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
http://www.cms.gov/

Century Foundation (formerly the Twentieth Century Fund)
http://www.tcf.org/

Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO)
http://www.hcfo.net/

CHCS Center for Health Care Strategies
http://www.chcs.org/

Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada
http://www.healthcarecommission.ca

Commonwealth Fund
http://www.cmwf.org/

Conference Board of Canada
http://www.conferenceboard.ca

Congressional Budget Office
http://www.cbo.gov/

Council on Health Care Economics and Policy
http://sihp.brandeis.edu/council/

The Council on the Economic Impact of Health System Change is an independent, non-partisan body of recognized experts in economics and health policy which focuses on the economic impact of changes occurring in the health care system.

Department of Defense Pharmacoeconomic Center Links
http://www.pec.ha.osd.mil/

Department of Health and Human Services (U.S>)
http://www.dhhs.gov/

Department of Veterans Affairs (U.S.)
http://www.va.gov/

Duke Health Policy CyberExchange
http://chpir.org/

EconData.Net Home Page
http://Econdata.net/

EconData.Net is designed to help users quickly gain access to relevant state and sub-state socioeconomic data. It has links to socioeconomic data sources, arranged by subject and provider, and pointers to data collections. EconData.Net is sponsored by the Economic Development Administration as a service to regional data users, and is jointly operated by Impresa, Inc. and Andrew Reamer and Associates, independent economic development consulting firms.

Economics of Health Care
http://www.oheschools.org/index.html

This interactive e_source from the U.K. Office of Health Economics is designed to explain to economics students, and others, the economic theory that underpins health economists' analysis.

EDIRC - Economics Departments, Institutes and Research Centers in the World
http://edirc.repec.org/index.html

Employee Benefit Research Institute
http://www.ebri.org/

General Accounting Office
http://www.gao.gov/

Glossaries of Economic Terms
http://www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk/teaching/glossaries.htm

Government Printing Office
http://www.access.gpo.gov/

Harvard School of Public Health
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/

Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
Library's List of Centers for Research and Policy Development
http://www.hks.harvard.edu/library/research/guides/think-tanks-directory.htm

Health Economics and Implementation
http://www.medicine.ox.ac.uk/bandolier/booth/booths/econ.html

Health Economics - Places to Go
http://www.medecon.de/index.htm

Health Economics Resource Centre
http://www.york.ac.uk/res/herc/

Health Information Research Unit (HIRU): Evidence-Based Health Informatics
http://hiru.mcmaster.ca/

Health Policy and Health Economics
http://www.schwimmer.com/links/policy.html

Health Resources and Services Administration
http://www.hrsa.gov/

healthecon-discuss
https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A0=healthecon-discuss

Healthecon-discuss is a general Health Economics discussion list. Membership is open to health economists (and those interested in Health Economics) worldwide. The list is international in membership and discussion reflects this.

HealthEconomics.Com: The Professional's Guide To Health Economics, Medical And Pharmacy Resources
http://www.healtheconomics.com

Human Services Research Institute

http://www.hsri.org/

Institute for Research on Poverty (Social Science Computing Cooperative)
http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/irp/

Institute of Health Economics
http://www.ihe.ca/

International AIDS Economics Network
http://www.iaen.org

International Health Economics Association
http://www.healtheconomics.org

Includes a searchable database of members.

International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
http://www.ispor.org/

IPL (Internet Public Library) Subject Collections: Business and Economics, Economics
http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/bus28.00.00/

Kaiser Family Foundation
http://www.kff.org/

Kaiser Family Foundation, State Health Facts
http://www.statehealthfacts.kff.org/

Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
http://www.upenn.edu/ldi/

Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/

Mathematica Policy Research
http://www.mathematica-mpr.com/

MedPAC
http://www.medpac.gov/

MedWebPlus
http://www.medwebplus.com/

National Academy Press
http://www.nap.edu/ Publishes Institute of Medicine reports.

National Bureau of Economic Research Homepage
http://www.nber.org/

The NBER is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. Its site includes a searchable database of working papers, many on health-related topics.

National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health
http://www.ncemch.org/

National Center for Health Statistics
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/

National Committee for Quality Assurance
http://www.ncqa.org/index.htm

National Conference of State Legislatures
http://www.ncsl.org/

National Guideline Clearinghouse
http://www.guideline.gov/

National Health Service (United Kingdom)
http://www.nhs.uk/Pages/HomePage.aspx

National Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR)
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nichsr/

National Institute for Research Advancement (NIRA),
World Directory of Think Tanks
http://www.nira.or.jp/past/ice/nwdtt/2005

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
http://www.nih.gov/

National Library of Medicine (NLM)
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nlmhome.html

National Science Foundation's List of FFRDCs (Federally Funded Research and Development Centers
http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/ffrdclist/

NEP: New Economics Papers
http://nep.repec.org/

NEP is an announcement service which filters information on new additions to the RePEc database of economics papers and other resources into edited reports. The reports are generated by subject-specific editors. The goal is to provide subscribers with up-to-date information on new additions to the research literature. The current set of reports includes a Health Economics series.

NetEc
http://netec.wustl.edu

An international academic effort to improve the communication of economics via electronic media. It sponsors or is associated with RePEc (a database of economics papers and articles http://www.repec.org/), EDIRC, NEP, "Resources for Economists on the Internet", WebEc, and other electronic economics information resources.

New York Academy of Medicine Grey Literature Page
http://www.greylit.org/

Includes the Grey Literature Report, a quarterly listing of grey literature on health policy and public health, including Health Economics, and other information on this type of literature and the groups that produce it.

NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/crd/

Office of Health Economics
http://www.ohe.org/

The Office of Health Economics (OHE) terms of reference are to: commission and undertake research on the economics of health and health care, collect and analyze health and health care data from the United Kingdom and other countries, disseminate the results of this work and stimulate discussion of them and their policy implications, and provide consultancy on the economics of health and health care.

Online Glossary of Research Economics
http://econterms.com/

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
http://www.oecd.org

An international organization helping governments tackle the economic, social and governance challenges of a globalized economy.

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
http://www.paho.org/

Rand
http://www.rand.org/

Resources for Economists on the Internet RFE
http://rfe.org/

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
http://www.rwjf.org/index.jsp

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) Home Page: Economics Research Network

http://www.ssrn.com/update/ern/index.html

Sociometrics Corporation
http://www.socio.com/

Health and social science data on adolescent health, aging, AIDS, etc.

Solucient

HCIA-Sachs and HBS International merged to formed this company that collects hospital and other health care information.

Thomas Legislative Information on the Internet
http://thomas.loc.gov/

United Nations

http://www.un.org/english/

University of York Centre for Health Economics

http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/che/

Urban Institute
http://www.urban.org/

WebEc - WWW Resources in Economics
http://netec.wustl.edu/WebEc/WebEc.html

WebMedLit
http://www.webmedlit.com/index.html

This is a service that scans selected journals for articles on a subject chosen by the user, or on one of many predefined subjects.

WHO (World Health Organization) Evidence and Information for Policy
http://www3.who.int/whosis/menu.cfm?path=evidence&language=english

This site presents current activities relating to epidemiology and the burden of disease, cost-effectiveness of health care interventions, and health systems assessment and reform.

WHO (World Health Organization) Statistical Information System
http://www.who.int/whosis/

Links to many types of international health statistics, including a links to national sources of health data.

World Bank
http://www.worldbank.org/