health services research


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health services research

As defined in the UK, the investigation of the health needs of the community and the efficiency and effectiveness of the services provided to meet those needs.
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The AHRQ, the focal point for important health services research that informs the work of nurse managers, educators, and clinicians, is seriously threatened as a result of major cuts proposed in the President's budget for fiscal year 2003.
First, a growing amount of important health services research in the United States won't be funded by traditional Federal research funders.
"The Short-Term Effects of Merger on Hospital Operations." Health Services Research. 30(6):827-847, 1996.
AcademyHealth then established a Workforce Initiative Task Force with representatives of the Education Council and key funders to guide a systematic effort to understand the current health services research (HSR) workforce and plan for its future in the context of our changing health care and research ecosystems.
Managers need to be involved in these decisions, because they determine the basic budgets for information systems, health services research, and all other investment and operating expenses for their organizations.
The last five years have brought dramatic growth to the field of health services research and to this journal, which represents our field.
Wild, Molecular Epidemiology Unit, Epidemiology and Health Services Research, Algernon Firth Building, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.
HSR has been an official journal of AcademyHealth for many years, and this new feature is the latest in a string of successful collaborative efforts intended to showcase significant work in the field of health services research in a timely manner.
They are: 1) disease and injury--allergic and irritant dermatitis, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, fertility and pregnancy abnormalities, hearing loss, infectious diseases, low back disorders, musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremities, and traumatic injuries; 2) work environment and workforce--emerging technologies, indoor environment, mixed exposures, organization of work, and special populations at risk; and 3) research tools and approaches--cancer research methods, control technology and personal protective equipment, exposure assessment methods, health services research, intervention effectiveness research, risk assessment methods, social and economic consequences of workplace illness and injury, and surveillance research methods.
"Effects of Acute-Postacute Continuity on Community Discharge and 30-Day Rehospitalization Following Inpatient Rehabilitation." Health Services Research 52 (5): 1631-46.
Health care organizations need health services research staff who know how to analyze clinical data for presentation to committees wrestling with clinical quality improvement initiatives, developing clinical practice guidelines, or profiling the practice habits of clinicians.
In a Methods Corner article in a recent issue of Health Services Research, Dowd, Greene, and Norton (2014) proposed a formula for the asymptotic variance of an estimator of the mean prediction (or difference of predictions) over a population from a nonlinear model.

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