Health Services Research (HSR) Methods
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Readings and Presentations

This section includes a series of books, journal articles, reports, and presentations focused on core HSR methods and methodologies.  Where possible, links have been provided to the full-text or presentation.

For a complete listing of recommended methods texts, see the NLM's National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) Web site for the report: Health Services Research Methodology Core Library Recommendations, 2007.  This report was written by AcademyHealth under contract to the National Library of Medicine, and includes a comprehensive review of recommended journals, books, databases, and Web sites focused on HSR methods.  
Additional HSR bibliographic resources may be found in the links section.

View the Methods Council product Suggested Guidelines for HSR Methods Reviews. Released in April 2010, this guide provides recommendations for reviewers when addressing apparent methodological flaws in articles or other products, including examples of both substandard and constructive reviews.

Last update: September 21, 2012