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HSR Resource Centers

Health Economics Resource Center (HERC), Menlo Park, CA

HERC logo Center Focus:
  • Document and evaluate of VA economic data bases, including Managerial Cost Accounting (MCA) system national data extracts, and data on purchased care, pharmacy, prosthetics and other cost data.
  • Create new VA economics data, including a comprehensive estimate of the cost of all VA health care encounters, annual patient-level cost estimates, an index of the relative labor cost of different facilities, a schedule of the cost of employing different types of health care staff, and a discharge-level database of inpatient costs derived from the MCA inpatient data.
  • Provide Cybercourses on cost-effectiveness analysis and econometric methods.
  • Coordinate Cyberseminars on health economic methods and findings
  • Assist VA researchers with a health economics consulting service
  • Convene working groups of HSR researchers to address economic issues of special concern to the Veterans Health Administration.

Todd Wagner, PhD
(650) 617-2630

Center for Information Dissemination and Education Resources, Boston, MA

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Center Focus

  • Developing publications and managing HSR national dissemination efforts;
  • Managing the national HSR and QUERI websites;
  • Planning and facilitating meetings and conferences, including HSR and QUERI national meetings and state-of-the-art conferences;
  • Coordinating HSR cyber seminars; and
  • Developing HSR contributions to R&D publications and other VA and non-VA publications and products.

Gerald F. O'Keefe, JD, MPH
(857) 364-6073


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