Skip to Main Content

Health Care Administration and Management

Guide to research tools and locating evidence for health care administration and management.

Select Journals for Health Care Management

For additional journals relevant to this field, also see Supplemental Tables 5 and 6 in Burtis, Howell & Taylor (2021).
 

Selecting a Database

The scope of health administration and management is highly interdisciplinary, with potentially relevant sources being found in the literature of health care, but also in the literature of business administration, the social sciences, and public administration1.  

While a comprehensive search would include a combination of specialized databases within these fields, literature mapping research has shown that health care management topics are well-covered by searching general purpose multidisciplinary and health databases together2.  

  1. Taylor, M. K., Gebremichael, M. D., & Wagner, C. E. (2007). Mapping the literature of health care management. Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA, 95(2), e58–e65. https://doi.org/10.3163/1588-9439.95.2.E58
  2. Burtis, A. T., Howell, S. M., & Taylor, M. K. (2021). Mapping the literature of health care management: an update. Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA, 109(3), 464–471. https://doi.org/10.5195/jmla.2021.1121

Health Databases

Multidisciplinary Databases

Suggested Search Terms

Some databases (e.g., PubMed and CINAHL) have robust subject thesauri that is used to index articles, while others (e.g., Web of Science and Scopus) do not use a subject thesaurus for indexing, and so you will rely entirely on keyword or topic searching.  

PubMed

In PubMed, consider using these subject (MeSH) terms:

  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Health Care Reform
  • Health Policy
  • Health Services Administration
  • Insurance, Health
  • Managed Care Programs
  • Health Care Costs
  • Public Health Administration
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care
  • Quality of Health Care

CINAHL

In CINAHL, try these subject headings:

  • Health Care Delivery
  • Health Care Reform
  • Health Policy
  • Health Services Administration
  • Insurance, Health
  • Managed Care Programs
  • Quality Management, Organizational
  • Health Care Costs
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality of Health Care

Additional Sources for Locating Articles & Reports

Public Administration & Health Policy

Further Research Guides

For more policy-focused resources and search advice, visit NYU Libraries' Public Policy and Administration Research Guide.

Also see the following research guides from other libraries related to the health policy and health law:

Business & Economics

Further Research Guides

For more business-focused databases and search advice, visit NYU Libraries' Virtual Business Library (VBL)

Also see the following guides from other libraries related to the business aspects of health management:

Social Sciences & Public Health

Newspapers & Popular Periodicals