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Michigan State University

Health Care Policy: Economics and Finance

a brief guide to useful sources of information on the complexities of health care policy.

Other Online Research Guides


Loyola University (Chicago) Library - has a good page on health care economics statistics links

National Library of Medicine - Health Services Research has links to important data and tools

Suffolk University Sawyer Library - Good guide to health economics sources

Useful Websites

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Formerly known as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research; this organization provides access to data, for both researchers and consumers, about the U.S. health care system. 

Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
Measures patient-level health data from local, state, and national data collection organizations (including hospitals, clinics, emergency departments and physician's offices.

Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI). University of Pennsylvania's center for health services research, health policy analysis, and health care management executive education.

National Center for U.S. Health Statistics: Health United States: 2009: Health Expenditures - data on expenditures, finance, and health status

National Committee for Quality Assurance  - Private, nonprofit organization that studies and reports on quality of health care.

Rand Corporation - Health Economics research arm of respected think tank.

Subject Guide

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Abraham Wheeler
MSU Libraries

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East Lansing, MI 48824

Subjects: Medicine, Public Health
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