ERIC Number: ED234823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Statistical Sources for Health Science Librarians.
This continuing education course syllabus presents information on the collection of vital and health statistics, lists of agencies or organizations involved in statistical collection and/or dissemination, annotated bibliographies of statistical sources, and guidelines for accessing statistical information. Topics covered include: (1) the reporting system for vital and health statistics (with sample reporting forms provided) and sources of national, international, state, and local health statistics; (2) statistical sources for chronic conditions and special health problems including abortion, accidents, alcoholism, blindness, cancer, diabetes, drug abuse, hypertension, mental health, nutrition, product injury, smoking, and venereal disease; (3) statistics for health care planning and administration including general medical care, health manpower, health facilities and utilization, health care financing, and health education; (4) demographic, socioeconomic, and housing statistics; (5) indexes and abstracts containing sources of statistics and selected journals routinely having statistical articles; (6) acquisitions aids (with addresses provided for obtaining them); (7) a general strategy for accessing statistics; and (8) general bibliographies on or guides to health statistics. A glossary of terms, a core list of the 50 major publications in health statistics, a list of 25 questions intended as classroom exercises, and a suggested course timetable are also provided. (ESR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Medical Library Association, Chicago, IL.