National Cancer Institute
Health Services & Economics Branch
Cancer Control and Population Sciences

Research Methodology

The Health Services and Economics Branch supports research into methodological issues related to conceptualizing, measuring, and analyzing health economics and health services factors. These factors include:

  • economic cost and resource utilization,
  • health status, and
  • socio-demographic, socio-economic, health system and community factors.

We also support the development, validation, and dissemination of survey and data abstraction instruments for collecting these kinds of data.

Information on methodologic issues related to the use of the SEER-Medicare Linked Database has been summarized as a technical users guide.

We also make available Survey Instruments that have been used in various NCI-sponsored studies and NCI-supported research networks.

Our bibliography of publications on research methodology lists articles on methodologic issues in health economics and health services research.

Last modified:
20 Aug 2008
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