National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR)

Alternate name: 
National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR)
Country: 
United States of America
World area: 
America, North
The 1993 NIH Revitalization Act created a National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) at the National Library of Medicine to improve "..the collection, storage, analysis, retrieval, and dissemination of information on health services research, clinical practice guidelines, and on health care technology, including the assessment of such technology." The Center works closely with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) , formerly the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR), to improve the dissemination of the results of health services research, with special emphasis on the growing body of evidence reports and technology assessments which provide organizations with comprehensive, science-based information on common, costly medical conditions and new health care technologies. The overall goals of the NICHSR are: to make the results of health services research, including practice guidelines and technology assessments, readily available to health practitioners, health care administrators, health policy makers, payers, and the information professionals who serve these groups; to improve access to data and information needed by the creators of health services research; and to contribute to the information infrastructure needed to foster patient record systems that can produce useful health services research data as a by-product of providing health care.
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United States - GHO Country statistics. Vol 2014. Geneva: World Health Organisation (WHO); 2014. Abstract
United States - OECD Countries. Vol 2014. Paris: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); 2014. Abstract

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