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Healthcare Economics


Use our catalog to find these and other books.  Topics to search include: medical economics, medical policy, health care reform, health expenditures, health policy,delivery of health care.


healtheconomics.jpg Forces for Change:  New Strategies for the Evolving Health Care Marketplace
healtheconomics2.jpg Medicine and Social Justice:  Essays on the Distribution of Health Care
 healtheconomics3.jpg  Political and Economic Determinants of Population Health and Well-Being
 healtheconomics4.jpg  Sage Handbook of Healthcare


Article Databases

  EconLit with Full Text (EBSCO)
Citations and abstracts of journal articles, books, working papers and dissertations from 1969 to present based on the Journal of Economic Literature's subject classification. This enhanced version of EconLit includes the full text of all AEA journals and roughly 600 other scholarly journals.

  MEDLINE (Thomson Scientific / ISI Web Services)
Search the Medline portion of PubMed.Citations export easily to EndNote.

PubMed was developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). It was developed in conjunction with publishers of biomedical literature as a search tool for accessing literature citations and linking to full-text journals at web sites of participating publishers. Click for downloadable instructions.

  PsycINFO (ProQuest)
Indexes journals, dissertations and some books in the fields of personality psychology, social psychology, educational psychology and more.
Practice advanced search features with the interactive PsycINFO Tutorial.

  CINAHL with Full Text (EBSCO)
Indexes and provides full text for 329 selected nursing journals and an additional 2,500 journals in the fields of nursing and allied health, plus NLN and ANA publications and more. Click for downloadable search guide. Watch a 5-min. video demo.

  Google Scholar
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Scholar search tips

Industry Reports

If you are interested in health care economics from a microeconomic perspective, starting off with an industry report is an excellent way to get your bearings.  The scope of  the industry reports included in these databases vary, buy you are likely to find reports in the 62 NAICS classificaiton for health care and 32 NAICS classification for pharmaceutical and biotechnology.

  NetAdvantage (Standard & Poor's, Capital IQ)
Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage is a comprehensive, professional source of proprietary analysis on industry trends, corporate activities, and investments. For non-business students, the service includes a Financial Education section with tools for understanding personal finance.

  IBIS World
U.S. and global industry market research reports.

Directory with US private and public company reports. Also includes household data.

Interest Groups and Organizations

While research conducted by interests and organizations my not be objective it still may make valuable contributions to the information ecosystem.

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

American Medical Association Advocacy Topics

American Hospital Association

International Health Economics Association

Encyclopedia of Associations directory to find more of the above.

Leadership Directory similar to above with emphasis on in the beltway groups

Data Rich Sources

Bureau of Economic Analysis Health Care Satellite Account

OECD iLibrary

National Center for Health Statistics

World Health Organization

World Bank Health Data

CDC Wonder

Agency for Health Research and Quality Health Care Utilization and Medical Expenditures

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

U.S. Dept. Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Service Adminsistration Data

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