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MGMT 5110 Research Methods

Government and Regulatory Research

There are several databases that are useful for researching government and business regulation. Westlaw can be used to find law review articles on issues related to health-care and the law. Law reviews are scholarly articles written by attorneys, judges, law professors and law students.
Westlaw can also be used to find case law, statutes and regulations that affect the healthcare industry. Both state and federal ones.
HeinOnline is a comprehensive law resource and has multiple collections useful for business including: GAO Reports and Comptroller General Decisions, Legal Classics and Religion and the Law.

Researching Issues in Healthcare Management and Finance

Healthcare, as an industry, is huge. It includes things like:

  • Pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing
  • Health insurance
  • Health care providers generally
  • Managed care providers
  • Government-provided health services
  • Nursing care
  • Home care
  • Diagnostic laboratories and services
  • Hospitals and emergency rooms
  • Research institutions and non-profits
  • Medical instruments

While it sounds like a great deal of ground to cover, the good news is that researching healthcare companies and industries is similar to any other company and industry research. The databases are pretty much the same.


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