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National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR)

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Introduction to Health Services Research : A Self-Study Course

What Will You Learn?

Thumbnail of Alice Hamilton, well-known occupational health researcher. No link.This e-learning course will introduce you to what health services research is, and to its key issues. The history of health services research and the people who have made it great as well as key players in producing and making health services research accessible to researchers, librarians and to the public are also discussed.

In addition you will gain valuable information about how to search for information in this multi-disciplinary field and will be introduced to Thumbnail of the NLM's HSTAT search engine page. No link. several of the key study types that health services researchers use.

Librarians and researchers will find the module on evidence-based practice worth reading.

Want more information?

To find out more about this online learning opportunity, as well as find out how to test yourself to advance your learning, take a quiz, get a Certificate of Success, and help us with an evaluation, go to the Introduction and Purpose page.

Want to begin learning?

To begin learning about health services research, go to Module 01: What is Health Services Research.

The Cases

You may also go directly to one of the five cases that are available. These cases are set up so that you can learn by doing.

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