• Vol. 38 No. 6, 467–469
  • 15 June 2009

Health Services Research: Why it Matters to Health Policy Makers and Clinicians


In Singapore, there appears to be a recent unprecedented flurry of interest in health services research (HSR), a fairly distinct and recognisable activity, within (i) the 2 public healthcare clusters – the National Healthcare Group and Singapore Health Services; (ii) academic settings in the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Duke Graduate Medical School (GMS); and (iii) the Ministry of Health. Globally too, HSR is a relatively new field of about 60 years.

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