Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Data and Measures in Health Services Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mark Smith, Leslie L. Roos, Charles Burchill, Ken Turner, Dave G. Towns, Say P. Hong et al.
      Pages 19-45
    3. A. Laurie W. Shroyer, Brendan M. Carr, Frederick L. Grover
      Pages 109-139
    4. Katia Noyes, Fergal J. Fleming, James C. Iannuzzi, John R. T. Monson
      Pages 141-170
    5. Leslie L. Roos, Jessica S. Jarmasz, Patricia J. Martens, Alan Katz, Randy Fransoo, Ruth-Ann Soodeen et al.
      Pages 171-190
    6. Bernd Rechel, Suszy Lessof, Reinhard Busse, Martin McKee, Josep Figueras, Elias Mossialos et al.
      Pages 279-296
    7. Sujohn Prodhan, Mary Jane King, Prithwish De, Julie Gilbert
      Pages 363-390
    8. Adrian R. Levy, Boris G. Sobolev
      Pages 391-402
  3. Methods in Health Services Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 403-403
    2. Juned Siddique, Donald Hedeker, Robert D. Gibbons
      Pages 405-432
    3. Melania Pintilie
      Pages 433-446
    4. Shizhe Chen, XH Andrew Zhou
      Pages 447-478
    5. Michael Baiocchi, Jing Cheng, Dylan S. Small
      Pages 479-522
    6. Elizabeth A. Stuart, Sarah Naeger
      Pages 523-535
    7. Joseph C. Cappelleri, Andrew G. Bushmakin
      Pages 537-557
    8. Carolyn M. Rutter
      Pages 559-575
    9. Georgia Salanti, Deborah Caldwell, Anna Chaimani, Julian Higgins
      Pages 577-615
    10. Alistair James O’Malley, Jukka-Pekka Onnela
      Pages 617-660
    11. Steven B. Cohen
      Pages 661-694
    12. Brian Neelon, Alistair James O’Malley
      Pages 695-716
    13. Theresa Henle, Gregory J. Matthews, Ofer Harel
      Pages 717-731
    14. Cynthia Robins
      Pages 733-751
  4. Health Care Systems and Policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 753-753
    2. Irene Papanicolas, Peter C. Smith
      Pages 755-767
    3. Gregory Marchildon
      Pages 769-777
    4. David Hipgrave, Yan Mu
      Pages 779-807
    5. Christian A. Gericke, Kaylee Britain, Mahmoud Elmahdawy, Gihan Elsisi
      Pages 809-826
    6. Karine Chevreul, Karen Berg Brigham
      Pages 827-836
    7. Ryozo Matsuda
      Pages 837-847
    8. Julio Frenk, Octavio Gómez-Dantés
      Pages 849-859
    9. Madelon Kroneman, Willemijn Schäfer
      Pages 861-875
    10. William A. Haseltine, Chang Liu
      Pages 877-890
    11. Andrew J. Barnes, Lynn Y. Unruh, Pauline Rosenau, Thomas Rice
      Pages 891-925
    12. Claus Wendt
      Pages 927-937
    13. Vincent Mor, Anna Maresso
      Pages 949-977
    14. Jon Cylus, Marya Saidi, Martin Knapp
      Pages 979-998

About this book


The Handbook of Health Services Research is a reference for all aspects of the field of health services and outcomes research. It addresses the increasing need for comprehensive, yet balanced, information in a field that welcomes various disciplines: medicine, public health, statistics, economics, management, policy, and information technology. This well-organized reference is an indispensable source of information for everyone who seeks to develop understanding of health systems and to learn about historical, political, and socioeconomic factors that influence health policies at the global, national, regional and local level. Specifically, the Handbook helps readers: Recognize core concepts of health services and outcomes research, such as, need, access, equity, quality and safety; Become familiar with social, political, organizational, behavioral and economic theories that have influenced health systems designs; Learn about frameworks developed for evaluating the organization, financing, delivery, utilization and outcomes of health services; Get an introduction to methods of comparative effectiveness research, program evaluation, health technology assessment and health economics; Identify types and sources of data appropriate for generating valid and reliable information about the delivery of health services; Learn about strengths and weaknesses of various research designs used to study health services and policy issues. The online version of the Handbook of Health Services Research is in the format of a dynamically updated knowledge base, offering search tools, cross-referencing across chapters and linking to supplement data, other major reference works and external articles. The Handbook of Health Services Research is accessible at the level of graduate students even if it is not their focus area. This includes students with various backgrounds: medicine, public health, statistics, economics, management or information technology.


health services research health data research methods research methodology healthcare systems healthcare policies sources of data healthcare evaluation health outcome measures healthcare delivery and effectiveness public health healthcare administration

Editors and affiliations

  • Adrian Levy
    • 1
  • Sarah Goring
    • 2
  • Constantine Gatsonis
    • 3
  • Boris Sobolev
    • 4
  • Ewout van Ginneken
    • 5
  • Reinhard Busse
    • 6
  1. 1.Community Health and EpidemiologyDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada
  2. 2.ICON plcVancouverCanada
  3. 3.Department of BiostatisticsBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  4. 4.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  5. 5.European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Department of Health Care ManagementBerlin University of TechnologyBerlinGermany
  6. 6.Department Health Care Management Faculty of Economics and ManagementTechnische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-8714-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-8715-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2511-8293
  • Series Online ISSN 2511-8307
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