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The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome.  [Source DeCS D006302]

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 September 2011 12:49

PAHO/WHO Mandates: Health Systems Research

Pan American Health Organization

CE148/INF/5 Implementation of the Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Public Health, Innovation, and Intellectual Property (2011)

CD49.R10 -CD49/10 Policy on Research for Health (2009)

CD-48.18-CD48.R15 Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property: a Regional Perspective (2008)

CD47.R7 Public Health, Health Research, Production and Access to Essential Medicines (2006)

CD42/15 Essential Public Health Functions  (2000)

World Health Organization

WHO’s role and responsibilities in health research: Draft WHO strategy on research for health (2010)

Health Systems Country Profiles 1999 - 2009

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