In a health care environment undergoing major restructuring, health services researchers have an important contribution to make in evaluating the impact of change and in guiding policymakers, clinicians, corporate purchasers, and patients. This book examines the health services research work force and its education. Conclusions focus on the quantity and quality of the work force, prospects for the future, and directions for government policy.
Table of Contents
|1 Introduction and Background||13-24|
|2 Overview of Health Services Research||25-42|
|3 The Health Services Research Work Force||43-54|
|4 Educational Programs, Resources, and Issues||55-76|
|5 Findings and Recommendations||77-84|
|Appendix A: A New Database on the U.S. Health Services Research Work Force||91-100|
|Appendix B: Survey of Health Services Research Educational Programs||101-112|
|Appendix C: Multistate Life Table Methodology and Projections||113-120|
|Appendix D: Committee Bibliographies||121-127|
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