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Introduction to Health Services Research : A Self-Study Course

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The course materials were derived from content originally developed by librarian experts from the National Library of Medicine's National Information Center for Health Services Research (NICHSR) and from the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services in 1996 and subsequently updated and taught as half-day workshops at several Medical Library Association Annual Meetings.

Ione Auston, MLS, Marjorie A. Cahn, MA, Karyn L. Pomerantz, MLS, MPH, and Catherine Selden, MLS, are responsible for developing the content. At the time the course was developed Ione Auston, Marjorie A. Cahn, and Catherine Selden were with the National Information Center for Health Services Research and Karyn L. Pomerantz was with George Washington University.

Cases 1-3, originally developed by Karyn Pomerantz and Marjorie A. Cahn, were revised by Claire Twose, MLIS. The titles of these cases are: Case 1. Health Disparities Research Case, Case 2. The End-Stage Renal Disease Program: Quality Issues, and, Case 3. Medicare Reimbursement Reforms.

Case 4: Bioterrorism -- Community Preparedness was authored by Cynthia Vaughn, MLIS, AHIP.

Case 5: HIV/AIDS, the AIDS Drug Assistance Program was developed by Lisa C. Wallis, MSPH, MS, AHIP, in August 2006. All cases were subsequently enhanced for online learning by Laura Larsson, MLS.

Acknowledgements

The online interactive content for this course and the review, quizzes, and related content were revised and enhanced by Laura Larsson, MLS, and Charles Hendricksen, PhD, Cedar Collaboration. The project was supported by the National Library of Medicine.

Thanks go to the reviewers who examined the content and made excellent suggestions for improvement.

 

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