Health Services And Sciences Research Resources Database [Hsrr] – NLM – – Brief Article

This new National Information Center on Health Services Research & Health Care Technology (NICHSR) database is now available on the NLM Web site at (also available via the NICHSR homepage) – The HSRR database contains descriptions of about 300 research datasets, over 55 instruments/indices, and more than 20 software applications that are frequently used in health services research and in the behavioral and social sciences. These research-oriented tools may be used to assess data variables and data collection methodologies. The HSRR record format varies depending on the research tool being discussed (the Web site has examples for different tools). Most records include a purpose and a description of the tool, official dataset or instrument titles, source and source Internet links, methods used for data collection, population and geographic regions, unit of analysis, sample design, variables, references, related tools, and contact and ! vendor

information. Wherever possible, records also include links to preformatted PubMed searches that retrieve citations about the tool found in HSRR. Currently, NICHSR has concentrated on describing data sets, instruments/indices and software collected regularly by federal government agencies. In the future, additional state resource data will be added.

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