Research Support as Topic
Financial support of research activities.
Critical and exhaustive investigation or experimentation, having for its aim the discovery of new facts and their correct interpretation, the revision of accepted conclusions, theories, or laws in the light of newly discovered facts, or the practical application of such new or revised conclusions, theories, or laws. (Webster, 3d ed)
Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.
Administrative units of government responsible for policy making and management of governmental activities.
Those individuals engaged in research.
Health Services Research
The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.
The level of governmental organization and function below that of the national or country-wide government.