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

Health Services Research

Health Services Research (HSR) is the multi-disciplinary field of scientific investigation that studies how social factors, financing systems, organizational structures and processes, health technologies, and personal behaviors affect access to health care, the quality and cost of health care, and ultimately our health and well-being. Its research domains are individuals, families, organizations, institutions, communities, and populations.


Approved by the AHSR Board of Directors June 24, 2000