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Coverage Dates: 1966 - Present
Description: Citations and abstracts (when available) to journal articles, books, book chapters, technical reports, meeting abstracts and papers, government documents, and newspaper articles on clinical and non-clinical aspects of health care delivery. Topics covered: evaluation of patient outcomes; effectiveness of procedures, programs, products, services and processes; administration and planning of health facilities, services and manpower; health insurance; health policy; health services research; health economics and financial management; laws and regulation; personnel administration; quality assurance; licensure; and accreditation.
Since 2001, Ovid offers Ovid HealthSTAR as a continuation of the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) now-defunct HealthSTAR database. Ovid HealthSTAR retains all existing backfile HealthSTAR citations and is updated with new journal citations culled from MEDLINE.Citations are indexed with the National Library of Medicine's Medical Subject Headings in order to ensure compatibility with other NLM databases.