Below please find an annotated list of interesting links related
to the following areas. Most of these websites provide not only a
wealth of information but also further useful links:
Agency for Healthcare Research and
Quality (AHRQ) - formerly known as "Agency for Health Care Policy and Research".
The AHRQ sponsors and conducts research that provides evidence-based
information on health care outcomes, quality, cost, utilization,
and access. Its website provides an excellent overview on new scientific
data and currently ongoing projects in the field of health services
Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) - one of the major
operating components of the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services,
founded in 1946 to help control malaria. CDC applies research and
scientific findings with the public health objectives of preventing
and controlling infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace
hazards, disabilities, and environmental health threats.
The Cochrane Collaboration is an international non-profit organization, providing current systematic
reviews of and information about the effects of health care. The
Cochrane Library contains continuously updated evidence-based health
European Medicines Agency (EMEA) - the European institution regulating market access of innovative
medicines, generic and non-prescription medicines through a single
European authorization process; also responsible for controlling
the safety of medicines for humans and animals.
Medicine Tool Kit
- a collection of tools for identifying, assessing, and applying
relevant evidence for better health care decision-making. From the
University of Alberta, Canada.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - the United States regulatory authority in charge controlling market
access of food, drugs, medical devices, biologics, animal feed and
drugs, cosmetics, radiation-emitting products and combination products,
with the mission of protecting consumers and public health.
Qualität und Wirtschaftlichkeit im Gesundheitswesen
(IQWiG) Website of the German Institute for Quality
and Efficiency in Health Care, established, as a result of the "Health
Insurance Modernization Act" (GMG), in 2004 under the auspices of
the Federal Joint Committee of Physicians and Statutory Sick Funds
Medline - link
a service of the National Library of Medicine, with millions of citations
for biomedical articles back to the 1950s.
of Health (NIH)
- the principal United States medical research agency, a part of
the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services,
conducting and supporting medical research in unparalleled quantity
World Health Organization
- the United Nations specialized agency for health, established in
Office for Health technology Assessment (CCOHTA), funded
by the Canadian federal, provincial, and territorial governments.
A leading source for unbiased, evidence-based information on drugs,
devices, health care systems, and best practices.
Centre for Reviews and
established in England in 1994, aims to provide research-based information
about the effects of interventions used in health and social care.
of Medical Documentation and Information (Deutsches Institut für
Medizinische Dokumentation und Information, DIMDI),
with the mission to provide access to information on medicine and
related fields, to implement and operate database-supported information
systems on drugs and medical devices, and to publish official classification.
Furthermore, DIMDI operates an information system for health technology
assessments (HTAs) and evidence-based medicine.
International Health Economics
Association (iHEA) - the major international scientific organization of health economists.
of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA)
- established in 1993, INAHTA has grown to more than 40 member agencies.
A key objective is the rapid exchange and collaboration among agencies,
through information sharing and comparison.
for Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research
(ISPOR) - an organization dedicated to health care
cost-effectiveness research and its application to pharmaceuticals
and medical devices, and to translating pharmacoeconomics into practical
health policy. ISPOR maintains close links to the pharmaceutical
industry. Its website offers extensive information, including online
access to "Value in
Health", the scientific journal published by ISPOR.
for Clinical Excellence (NICE),
responsible for providing guidance to the National Health Service
in England and Wales; major areas or remit: public health guidance,
health technology appraisals, clinical practice guidelines.
Philosophy of Science
Institution one of Washington's oldest think tanks, is an
independent, nonpartisan organization devoted to research, analysis,
and public education with an emphasis on economics, foreign policy,
governance, and metropolitan policy.
EIPE - Erasmus
Institute for Philosophy and Economics - a
multidisciplinary research institute and graduate school of the Erasmus
University Rotterdam, founded in 1997.
ESHET - European Society for the History of Economic Thought a
non-profit organization to promote teaching and research in the history
of economic thought in Europe
in Science - a website providing information and links on ethical
issues in the conduct of scientific projects
Philosophie & Wirtschaft e.V.
at the University of Mainz
Hayek Center for Multidisciplinary
Research with many useful links
IIAE - Friedrich
A. von Hayek-Institute (International Institute, Austrian
School of Economics)
Philosophy of Science
Archive - an electronic archive for preprints in the philosophy of science,
dedicated to rapid dissemination of new work in the field.
of Science Association aims to further studies and free discussion from diverse standpoints
in the field of philosophy of science.
The official website for The
Morgan Motor Company in Malvern Links, England. New Morgans
may be ordered online, though there is no guarantee whatsoever
that mails will be answered.
In any event, however, there will
be a non-refundable build reservation deposit, and the price paid
will be taken from the price list current at the time of delivery.
The waiting list recently has come down to the region of 12 months.
the best website dedicated to Morgan cars, operated by a group of
enthusiasts from Canada, the U.S., Australia, England, and Belgium.
Expert panels, workshop manuals, and information about parts and
services complement anecdotes and pictorial records of all sorts
of Morgan-related events - including
the assembly of a car in the factory. Also offering many useful
Life with Morgan Cars" by Juergen Meyer-Brenkhof, a family
man from Northern Germany, entertaining an enduring love affair with
Morgan cars - he has had "the pleasure to own and drive" no less
than thirteen brand new Morgans!
Melvyn Rutter, "the
world's favourite Morgan dealer" and editor
of the popular magazine "Morgan World", is said to be listed as a
dependent on the income tax forms of Morgan owners.
Ltd., the oldest Morgan dealership in the U.S., established
by Bill Fink in 1968. Located in San Francisco, California.