Introduction to Health Services Research : A Self-Study Course
Module 4: Search the Literature of HSR: Databases (Page 16 of 29) Section 1: Health Services Research Databases and Information Resources
Those researchers who are trained in health care administration and who are doing health services research need access to journals that track healthcare business conditions, trends, management techniques, corporate strategies and related topics. ABI-Inform is a database of interest for all things business.
Both basic and advanced search features are available. Use the topic guide to find relevant topics from keywords or browse the subject directory.
Topics covered in this set of databases: Business and management, including business conditions, trends, accounting and auditing, and management techniques; economics; computer systems and information science; engineering management; finance and financial management; health care; law and taxation; management science; marketing, advertising and sales management; personnel, employee benefits, and labor relations; banking; insurance; public administration and government; real estate; and telecommunications.
Includes international journal articles from 1971 to the present from more than 1,750 titles; 1,200 titles are available in full text
Select the electronic newsletter link to get updates on their products and services or set up an RSS feed to access important information in your field. Also worth checking is the What's New column on the main page. This column provides information on their search engine and on their databases and related services.
If you have access to ABI-Inform, do a search on an aspect of health care policy. What kinds of articles do you turn up? Are you surprised by the different types of content that show up?
When you look for health care expenditures in the database do you find anything of interest? How useful are newspaper articles to researchers?
Describe how you use ABI-Inform in providing access to health services research articles. Who in your organization in addition to health services researchers would use the documents retrieved through a search of this database?
Can you set up an alert for specific topics you or your researchers are interested in? How?
What competitive advantage does an alert from ABI-Inform give you or your researchers over other researchers who may not know of this service?