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.
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.
In PubMed, consider using these subject (MeSH) terms:
In CINAHL, try these subject headings:
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:
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: