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

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Health Economics Information Resources: A Self-Study Course

Module 2 - Sources and Characteristics of Information Relating to Health Care Financing in the US

U.S. health care financing finding aids

Conclusions and Summary

The U.S. Health Care Financing System – because of its wide variety of programs – provides a great opportunity for study, learning and improvement. Interest in reform is high. Funding routes are shifting from private channels to public channels, thus involving government to greater degree. And the public is being involved to greater degree as consumer and taxpayer

Data sources are rich, varied, and complex. Information can be found on Federal and state government sites, through private organizations and from international government and organization sites.

Our challenges are many. How do we find resources? And, how do we give assistance to our clients in using them?

Quiz

Prepare yourself to take the quiz for this module by reviewing possible questions. Then take the quiz. From the quiz you can apply for the Certificate of Success for Module 2.

Module 2 Quiz 2 [review questions]

If you do not wish to take the quiz for Module 2, move on to Module 3: Identification and Retrieval of Published Health Economic Evaluation Studies.

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