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Research Guides

Public Service & Administration

Health Literature Databases (thanks to C. Pepper)

The following databases are recommended for research on public health topics.  Keep in mind, no single database includes all journal articles, reports, conference proceedings, book chapters, etc. Depending on your topic, you may need to use several databases to locate the information you need.   

Human Health Databases

Interdisciplinary Databases

Business Databases (healthcare planning)

Public Health Data (thanks to M. Foster)

Demography is the statistical study of human populations especially with reference to size and density, distribution, and vital statistics [births, deaths, marriages, health, and disease] (Merriam-Webster, 2016).  

A disease registry is a tool for tracking the clinical care and outcomes of a defined patient population. Most disease registries are used to support care management for groups of patients with one or more chronic diseases, such as diabetes, coronary artery disease, or asthma (AHRQ, 2016).