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Introduction to Health Services Research : A Self-Study Course

Module 1: What is Health Services Research (HSR)? (Page 4 of 11)

Key Takeaway Terms in Alphabetical Order

These terms are used in this module. To go to the section of the module where the term is used, select the link. Note: Definitions may not available. Think of this page as a mini-index to the module.

Use the glossaries and Enrichment Section for more information.

A-LM-Z
Access to care (definition)
Clinical decision making
Clinical evaluation
Clinical practice guidelines (definition)
Cost (definition)
Critical health services issues
Effectiveness (definition)
Efficacy (definition)
Evaluation (definition)
Geographic variations
Health behaviors
Health Professions Work Force
Informatics
Key definitions of Health Services Research

Managed care (definition)
Medical technology
Meta-analysis (definition)
Nurse practitioners
Organization of health care
Outcomes
Outcomes research (definition)
Physician assistants
Public health (definition)
Public policy
Quality of care
Technology assessment (definition)
Underserved areas
Utilization (definition)

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