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NICHSR Tutorial: Finding and Using Health Statistics

NICHSR Tutorial: Finding and Using Health Statistics. NLM Tech Bull. 2019 Mar-Apr;(427):b10.

2019 April 03 [posted]

The National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) is pleased to announce the release of a newly revised Health Statistics tutorial (see Figure 1). Written by staff at AcademyHealth, this tutorial is aimed at students, librarians, and other professionals interested in an introduction to the principles behind health statistics.

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Figure 1: Finding and Using Health Statistics.

The new, interactive course is divided into four sections:

  • About Health Statistics
  • Common Terms
  • Health Data Sources
  • Finding Health Statistics

Each section contains a quiz to help you determine your understanding of the course. The course is eligible for 3 CE hours from the Medical Library Association. A certificate is also available upon completion of the course.

The section on Finding Health Statistics provides an overview of the key organizations important in any research that requires statistical information. A detailed glossary is also included in the course (see Figure 2).

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Figure 2: Glossary.

The course is available at:

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