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Health Economics Information Resources: A Self-Study Course

Index to Concepts in this Learning Opportunity

This is an index to major concepts, exercises, review questions, the bibliography, and Web sites mentioned in this learning opportunity. Major concepts and content are bolded; Web sites are not. Do not forget to look in the glossary for terms.

ABI/Inform Global (Proquest) [Web site]

Access to Health Care

Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA) [Web site]

Benefits assessment (clinical appraisal)

Bibliographic databases


Bureau of Labor Statistics. U. S. Department of Labor. Data Home

Bureau of Primary Health Care – Health Resources and Services Administration. U. S. Department of Health and Human Services

The CEA (Cost-Effectiveness Analysis) Registry [Web site]

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) [Web site]

Check-list for assessing economic evaluations (Drummond)

CINAHL [Web site]

CMS DataNavigator - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Consumer Expenditure Survey - Bureau of Labor Statistics

Consumer Price Index [Web site]

Cost-benefit analysis (CBA)

Cost effectiveness analysis (CEA)

Cost-utility analysis (CUA)

Costs (critical appraisal)

Critical appraisal

Critical appraisal - benefits assessment

Critical appraisal - costs

Critical appraisal - discounting

Critical appraisal - resource use

Critical appraisal - sensitivity analysis

Critical appraisal exercise

Current Population Reports

Current Population Survey – U.S. Census Bureau

Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care

Data Source Issues

Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE) [Web site]

Directory of Health and Human Services Data Resources - Department of Health and Human Services

Discounting (critical appraisal)

Discounting formula (critical appraisal)

Drummond's check-list for assessing economic evaluations

Economic evaluation, defined

Economic evaluation, full

Economic evaluation, full, methodogies

Economic evaluation studies

Economic evaluation studies, appraisal

Economic evaluation studies, appraisal, key areas

Economic evaluation studies, evidence

Economic evaluation studies, guidelines

Economic evaluation studies, indexing

Economic evaluation studies, quality

Economic evaluation studies, reporting

Economic evaluation studies, review process

Economic evaluation study methodologies

Economic studies, mislabeling of

EconLit [Web site]


EMBASE [Module 3] [Web site]

Exercises, see Module

Finding and Using Health Statistics: A Self Study Course - NICHSR

Full economic evaluation

Full economic evaluation, methodogies

Glossary of Terms

Grey literature

Harvard CUA Database, see The CEA Registry

HCUPnet - Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project

HSRProj - Health Services Research Projects in Progress Database [Web site]

Health care expenditures (as percentage of GDP)

Health care funds, Sources of

Health care reform

Health Economic Resources on the Internet – University of York

Health Economics - additional disciplines

Health Economics - definition

Health Economics (William's model)

Health Economics Core Library Recommendations, 2003 [Web site]

Health Economics - Places to Go

Health Economics Research Unit – University of Aberdeen

Health Economics Resource Centre

The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) – National Committee for Quality Assurance

Health Policy Center – Urban Institute

Health Technology Assessment International(HTAi) [Web site]

Information for Researchers – Health Care Financing Administration

Information Resources in Health Economics

Insurance (as club)

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

International comparisons

International Data Providers

International Health Economics Association (iHEA)

International Health Technology Assessment Database (NIHR-HTA) [Web site]

International Pharmaceutical Abstracts [Web site]


Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts Online

Knowledge @ Wharton (select Health Economics)

Leonard David Institute of Health Economics – University of Pennsylvania


Medical Expenditures Panel Survey - Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality

Medicare [Web site]

MEDLINE [Web site]


Mislabeling, consequences of

Mislabeling of economic studies

Module 1, Part 1: Exercise

Module 1, Part 1: Summary

Module 1, Part 2 - Exercise 2: Selecting Relevant Databases

Module 1, Part 2 - Exercise 2: Selecting Relevant Databases. Answer sheet

Module 1, Part 2 - Summary

Module 1 Quiz [review questions]

Module 2 Quiz [review questions]

Module 2, Summary

Module 3, Answers: search strategies exercise answers

Module 3, Exercise: search strategies exercise

Module 3, Summary

Module 3 Quiz [review questions]

Module 4, Summary

Module 4 Quiz [review questions]

Nation’s health dollar: 2000

National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO)

National Health Accounts (U.S.)

National health expenditures (U.S.)

National Center for Health Statistics

National Health Expenditures (CMS)

National Vital Statistics System – National Center for Health Statistics

NHS Centre for Reviews & Dissemination Databases [Web site]

NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED) [Module 3] [Web site]

NICHSR Health Policy/Health Economics links

OECD Health Data 2001

Opportunity Cost

PAIS International [Web site]

Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council


Partial evaluation studies

Partial evaluation studies, types

PsycINFO [Web site]

Public funding

Purchasing Power Parity

Related Health Services Research Web Sites – National Information Center on Health Services Research & Health Care Technology (NICHSR)

Research/work in progress

Resource Center – American Hospital Association

Resource use (critical appraisal)


Sensitivity analysis (critical appraisal)

Snapshot of the U.S. Health Care System

Social Science Citation Index [Web site]

Sociological Abstracts [Web site]

Sources of Health Care Funds

Sources of Information


Spending: Where it Went – 2000

State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)

State Database – Urban Institute – New Federalism

State Profiles – Health Resources and Services Administration

Statistical data

Health Statistics Resources – University of Michigan Library

Statistical Sources, Major

Structure of Health Economics (William's Model)

Thrombolysis in the community (critical appraisal exercise)

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

U.S. National Health Expenditures


Value-added information

Web of Science [Web site]

Web Sites

WebEc WWW Resources in Economics

WHO Global Health Observatory – World Health Organization

World Health Organization Report, 2010 [Web site]

WWW Gateways

Williams' Structure of Health Economics

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Last Reviewed: February 17, 2021