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Health Economics Information Resources: A Self-Study Course

Module 1, Part 2: Key Information Sources

Module 1, Part 2 - Exercise 2: selecting relevant databases

Consider which bibliographic databases you might select for any (or all) of the following research questions. You may wish to take a few moments and revisit the databases already discussed. Print out this page and note your answers down on the paper copy.

You may wish to bring up a new window to do your research by using CTRL N in your browser window (PCs and Macs). Close the window when you have finished.

  • the cost-effectiveness of screening for diabetic retinopathy

 

  • resource allocation implications and the cost-benefit of providing cardiology services in primary care

 

  • obtaining consumer views for priority setting in health care

 

  • how do consumers perceive benefit in relation to the addition of fluoride to drinking water?

 

  • what are the costs and benefits of laparoscopic versus open surgery for inguinal hernia repair?

 

View the answers.


Quiz

Prepare yourself to take the quiz for this module by reviewing possible questions. Then take the quiz. From the quiz you can apply for the Certificate of Success for Module 1.

Module 1 Quiz 1 [review questions]

If you do not wish to take the quiz for Module 1, move on to Module 2: Sources and Characteristics of Information Relating to Health Care Financing in the US.

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