Other Costs of Primary Health Care Searching Resources

The table below shows searches within key databases for scholarly published literature relevant to costs of primary health care. Where possible, links are provided containing pre-created searches to take you directly to database results.

Databases (for scholarly information)

Database About Suggested Search
Embase Requires institutional subscription

Large online biomedical and pharmacological  bibliographic database.
Suggested searches:

More sensitive

(Exp Primary health care/ or primary health care.mp or general practitioner$.mp or general practice/ or community mental health.mp or community mental health center.mp or family medicine.mp or exp home care/) and ((cost* or economic* or fee or fees or price* or expenditure or budget or financial* or fund or funds or funding).mp. or exp economic aspect/))

More specific

(Exp Primary health care/ or primary health care.mp or general practitioner$.mp or general practice/) and (cost*.mp. or fee/ or economic*.sh.)
 

Scopus

Requires institutional subscription

Large online bibliographic database containing broad overview of global, interdisciplinary scientific information. 

Sensitive
 
(TITLE-ABS-KEY(primary care) OR TITLE-ABS-KEY(primary health care) OR TITLE-ABS-KEY(general practi*) OR TITLE-ABS-KEY(community mental health service*) OR TITLE-ABS-KEY(family practice) OR TITLE-ABS-KEY(family medicine) OR TITLE-ABS-KEY(family physician*) OR TITLE-ABS-KEY(home care service*) OR TITLE-ABS-KEY(community health service*) OR TITLE-ABS-KEY(community health worker*) OR TITLE-ABS-KEY(community pharmac*) OR TITLE-ABS-KEY(preventive health service*)) AND (TITLE-ABS-KEY (cost) OR TITLE-ABS-KEY(costs) OR TITLE-ABS-KEY(economic*))
 
Specific
 
(TITLE-ABS-KEY(primary care) OR TITLE-ABS-KEY(primary health care) OR TITLE-ABS-KEY(general practi*) ) AND (TITLE-ABS-KEY (cost) OR TITLE-ABS-KEY(costs))

For both, can limit e.g. to subject areas Medicine / Nursing / Social Sciences / Psychology / Health Professions.

EconLit Requires institutional subscription

American Economic Association's source for economic research citations and abstracts.
Suggested search terms to use:

(Primary care OR primary health care OR general practitioner OR general practitioners OR family practice OR family medicine OR family medical practice).mp. AND (cost* or price* or budget* or fund or funds or funding or spend* or expend* or pricing*).mp.
IDEAS Free online

Research in Economics, RePEc, which includes bibliographic metadata from over 1,800 participating archives.
Suggested search
 
HSRProj - Health Services Research Projects in Progress Database Free online

Information about ongoing health services research and public health projects.
Suggested search

 
NICE Evidence Search Free online

UK Health Evidence site.
Suggested searches

http://www.evidence.nhs.uk/Search?q=primary+health+care+cost
 
http://www.evidence.nhs.uk/Search?q=primary+care+cost
 
http://www.evidence.nhs.uk/Search?q=family+medicine+cost
 
http://www.evidence.nhs.uk/Search?q=general+practice+cost
 
Health Systems Evidence Free online

Canadian repository of syntheses of research evidence about governance, financial and delivery arrangements within health systems, and about implementation strategies that can support change in health systems.
Suggested search
 
Google Scholar Free online

Searches published research (articles and books) worldwide
Search for documents about costs and economic aspects of primary health care using the terms: (cost OR costs OR economic OR fund OR expenditure) AND (primary health care OR primary care OR family medicine OR general practitioner)
Informit Health Collection Requires institutional subscription

Australian database covering health policy and services and the social, psychological, legal and ethical issues associated with health. Select all databases to cover all topics.
Suggested terms for Advanced Search:

More sensitive

((cost OR costs OR economic OR fund OR expenditure)) AND ((Community health* OR Community mental health OR Community nurs* OR Community pharmac* OR Family medicine OR Family physician OR Family practice OR General practi* OR Health promotion OR health visit* OR Home based OR Home care OR Home health* OR Prevention program* OR Preventive care OR Preventive health OR Preventive service* OR “Primary care” OR Primary health))

More specific
 
(costs OR cost) AND (primary health OR general practice)
 
Web of Science Requires institutional subscription.
Large database, containing information in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.
Suggested search

TOPIC: (cost OR costs OR economic OR fund OR expenditure) AND TOPIC: (primary health care OR primary care OR family medicine OR general practice OR preventive health)

Can refine by  RESEARCH AREAS: ( HEALTH CARE SCIENCES SERVICES ) for more specific search
 

The table below shows searches across producers of grey literature relevant to health economics, such as government agencies, research centres, health policy related organisations and health care provider organisations. Where possible, links are provided containing pre-created searches to take you directly to database results.

General Searching (for grey literature)

Database About Suggested Search
Google Free online general search engine Search for documents about costs and economic aspects of primary heatlh care
Australian Policy Online: Research and Evidence base Free online.
Provides access to full text research reports and papers, statistics and other resources for public policy in Australia and New Zealand.
Search for Australian policy documents on Primary health care. Can filter by Business and Economics
 

Selected Health Economics Journals

Learning More about Health Economics Information Resources

The National Library of Medicine (U.S.)  provides a free online course on searching for Health Economics Information.

The Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Information Resources Group provides a free online resource ("vortal") including a section on how to search for Costs and economic evaluation information.

 

Last updated 2 February 2017