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Health services research.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18513624     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The discipline of health services research, often loosely referred to as outcomes research, is primarily focused on the study of access to care, costs of care, and quality of care. Access to care includes everything that facilitates or impedes the actual use of medical services. Costs of care include financial and nonfinancial payments by insurers and individuals for medical services as well as the opportunity cost of lost wages and the societal cost of decreased productivity. Quality of care encompasses elements of the structure, process, and outcome of medical care.
Authors:
Mark S Litwin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in radiation oncology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1532-9461     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Radiat Oncol     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-02     Completed Date:  2008-08-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9202882     Medline TA:  Semin Radiat Oncol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  152-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
David Geffen School of Medicine, School of Public Health, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA 90095-1738, USA. mlitwin@ucla.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Health Care Costs
Health Services Accessibility
Health Services Research / methods*
Humans
Quality of Health Care
Quality of Life

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