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

Finding and Using Health Statistics

Health Statistics provide information for understanding, monitoring, improving and planning the use of resources to improve the lives of people, provide services and promote their well being.

This course describes the range of available health statistics, identifies their sources and helps you understand how to use information about their structure as you search.

This course links to numerous examples. Each example opens in a separate page of your browser. To return to the course close the new window -- the course window remains open and you can proceed.


Parts of the Course

The course is divided into 2 main parts

Supporting Material

The course also contains supporting material including: