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Fact Sheet
Health Services Technology Assessment Texts (HSTAT)

HSTAT is a free, Web-based resource of full-text documents that provide health information and support health care decision making. HSTAT's audience includes health care providers, health service researchers, policy makers, payers, consumers and the information professionals who serve these groups. The HSTAT url is

The following is the current list of the full-text, searchable documents available in the HSTAT database:

All of the collections in HSTAT can be accessed in the following ways:

  1. By searching the complete Bookshelf
  2. By searching the HSTAT collection specifically
  3. By browsing the collections from the HSTAT homepage
  4. Through links from "concept phrases" in PubMed abstracts
  5. From the new Entrez Global query feature

Each document within HSTAT is displayed in a series of bite-sized pieces, based on the subsections of the documents. A navigation bar on the left of each page allows the user to jump between document sections, documents or collections within HSTAT

Any Bookshelf page can be bookmarked as a "favorite" for future reference, or be linked to by another Web page. Citations within HSTAT documents that also have a PubMed or PubMed Central record are hyperlinked accordingly from the reference list.

HSTAT is part of the expanded Health Services Research Information Program coordinated by NLM's National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR). NICHSR works to improve the organization and dissemination of the results of health services research, including practice guidelines and technology assessments.

For additional information, contact:

National Information Center on Health Services Research
and Health Care Technology (NICHSR)
National Library of Medicine
Building 38A, Mail Stop 20
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894

Voice: (301) 496-0176; Fax: (301) 402-3193

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Last updated: 22 July 2004
First published: 22 July 2004
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