Prospects and Problems in Health Services Research

Health services research has an important-and unique-role in affecting the climate of policy formulation and in defining future options. This very uniqueness, however, places the endeavor in a vulnerable position between the usual rigors of scientific investigation and the desire for simplicity and comprehensibility on the part of administrators and legislators. A constituency must be found to nurture the continuance of this modest but invaluable research activity.

Author(s): David Mechanic

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Volume 56, Issue 2 (pages 127–139)
Published in 1978