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
- bibliographies are often good sources of information. The publications consulted in the development of this module provide some key sources that are published annually and that may be helpful to you in the future. The Bibliography appears on the Menu as a link under Related Content.
- Health Economics Core Library Recommendations, 2003
- NICHSR has made this list accessible on their Web site for use in creating a core library of health economics resources and for doing research
- Journal articles from these two journals contain exceptionally good health care financing content
- Statistical Abstract of the United States
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?
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.