Public health services and systems research: Current state of finance research

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Abstract

There is a growing recognition that the US public health system should strive for efficiency-that it should determine the optimal ways to utilize limited resources to improve and protect public health. The field of public health finance research is a critical part of efforts to understand the most efficient ways to use resources. This article discusses the current state of public health finance research through a review of public health finance literature, chronicles important lessons learned from public health finance research to date, discusses the challenges faced by those seeking to conduct financial research on the public health system, and discusses the role of public health finance research in relation to the broader endeavor of Public Health Services and Systems Research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)515-519
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Public Health Management and Practice
Volume18
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2012

Keywords

  • finance
  • public health
  • public health services and systems research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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