Health Services Research (HSR) Methods
Data Sources

Data used to conduct health services research (HSR) comes from a variety of sources. This section offers a link to several key resources on data used to conduct HSR.

Select the link to the left titled 'Health Services and Sciences Research Resources' (HSRR), for more information on a database of data sources compiled by the National Library of Medicine. Information on current surveys and data sets from the National Center for Health Statistics, and resources on the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Event data administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, are also available. 
Additional data resources are listed in the links section in data and databases.  Descriptions of major health-related surveys and data sources are also available in the glossary.

Last update: June 22, 2010