Introduction to Health Services Research : A Self-Study Course
Case 5: HIV/AIDS, the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (Page 3 of 38)
Case 5 will help you...
Develop a better understanding of what health services research is through researching two questions: How well is ADAP meeting the needs of its enrollees if programs are being forced to use cost-containment measures? Is it time to restructure the ADAP initiative?
Understand who the important players are in the field and what their interest is in getting answers to questions surrounding enrollee needs and cost-containment effects on enrollees.
Develop strategies for retrieving health services research citations from a variety of databases by
asking questions that illuminate the research questions
creating concepts that help define the questions
selecting appropriate bibliographic databases
locating specialized vocabulary terms for efficient searching of relevant databases
Evaluate the results of your searches for quality
Develop an understanding of current research projects dealing with this and similar topics and how to use the information from related research projects to inform this question
Locate appropriate datasets and related information for use in answering your research questions