is the only national membership association formed exclusively to promote the field of health services research and to strengthen the relationship between the producers and users of research.
At the 11th annual meeting of AHSR and FHSR, health services researchers from a variety of disciplines will join public and private decisionmakers to discuss the cost, quality, and availability of health services.
Finally, the poster session will include a special section for pre- and postdoctoral research, and the exhibit hall will feature information about AHSR and FHSR organizational members, publishers, academic programs, Federal agencies, commercial vendors, and career opportunities.
In the definition recently adopted by the AHSR
Board and then by the Board of the Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy, the scope of health services research interest is broadened further to include personal behaviors and social factors.
annual dues are currently $120, of which $38 is used to purchase a subscription to the Journal.
Over the next months and years, the new AHSR
will be calling on many of you to help and to contribute to these efforts.
Such a definition and concept certainly describes much of what we as AHSR
members investigate and what major public and private funding organizations expect from us as individuals and as a field.
Association for Health Services Research Annual Meeting Abstract Book, 11:9, Washington, DC: AHSR
Presidential Address: Uninsured in an Era of Managed Care.
, in consultation with co-sponsors of the conference, appointed a chairperson, two co-chairs, and a steering committee to plan the conference.
This article has provided the framework for the topics that were discussed during an AHSR
research agenda-setting conference on Improving Quality of Care for Children.
I would like to thank Gerard Anderson, Neal Halfon, Elizabeth McGlynn, two anonymous referees, and participants at the AHSR
Conference on Improving the Quality of Health Care For Children: An Agenda for Research.