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Introduction to Health Services Research : A Self-Study Course

Glossaries of Health Services Research Terms

AcademyHealth. Glossary of Terms Commonly Used in Health Care. Revised January 2004. [Online].
Available for download as a PDF document.

AHRQ. Glossary.
[Online] Site URL: http://www.guideline.gov/about/glossary.aspx.
NGC provides a glossary of clarifying definitions and examples of terms used to describe common properties of evidence-based clinical practice guideline summaries. Visit the AHRQ Web site External Web Site Policy for a Web-based glossary that provides information about the science of comparative effectiveness.

CMS. Glossary.
[Online] Site URL: http://www.cms.gov/apps/glossary/.
An online glossary of terms used on the CMS Web site. It includes statistical terms, financial terms, bioterrorism terms, terms related to their forms and regulations and related terms. Search for a specific term, use the alpabetical links or display the entire glossary.

Health Policy Institute of Ohio. Glossary of Health Policy Terms.
[Online] Site URL: http://ef75047ae00916ecedea6951020f3d6ac961776f.gripelements.com/resources/glossary.php.
HPIO has created what it hopes is an exhaustive list of terms most often heard in conversations about health policy.

Kaiser Health News. Glossary.
[Online] Site URL: http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/glossary.aspx.
The main sources for this glossary are the Alliance for Health Reform and the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Lohr KN, Steinwachs DM. Health services research: an evolving definition of the field. Health Serv Res. 2002 Feb;37(1):7-9. [Medline] [Full text] [Full text 2]

MedPAC. Most MedPAC documents contain a glossary of terms used in the document. (more in Module 3).

University of Washington Glossary of Health Care and Health Care Management Terms. Compiled by Laura Larsson. [Online]

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