Recently I found a definition of the field I am interested in: ie the health services research. Wikipedia defines it as ” to examine how people get access to health care practitioners and health care services, how much care costs, and what happens to patients as a result of this care.” quoting Academyhealth in the references.
Putted more simply, and according to Academyhealth, HSR tries to give responses to 4 questions in the field of health care in a community:
At what cost?
Under what circumstances?
- Project HealthDesign at AcademyHealth’s 2012 Annual Research Meeting (projecthealthdesign.typepad.com)