Government Documents on Health
Many U.S. Government agencies produce publications dealing with health and other medical subjects. These publications are available in paper, microfiche, CD-ROM,and the Internet. Subject headings you can use to search for such documents in the Library Catalog include:
|Health Care Reform--United States
Medical Care, Cost of United States
Public Health--United States
Public Health--United States--Statistics
United States Independent Payment Advisory Board
United States--Statistics, Medical
The principal index for U.S. Govt. documents is the Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications HSSE REF & Periodicals 016.353 Un36 which is available online from 1976-present.
Scholarly historical journal articles on health policy can be found in America: History & Life covering U.S. and Canadian history and Historical Abstracts covering history from other countries around the world. Public opinion on health care and other public policy issues from 1935-present can be found in the IPOLL Databank
A useful index for U.S. Govt. statistical publications is Proquest Statistical Insight (Purdue users only) and the Congressional Information Service (CIS) Index HSSE REF 328.73005 C76 is a good index for congressional publications. Connect HERE for information on downloading Purdue Libraries Ebooks. Data Planet Statistical Data Sets also( (Purdue Users Only) provides access to a wide variety of health data sets. Popular Medicine in America 1800-1900 (Purdue Users Only) is a commercial database providing access to popular health information during this time period. Use the University of Illinois-Chicago's Measuring Worth database to find the current price of historical financial data. This infographic features the 2013 U.S. public debt of $13.694 trillion in $100 and the 2013 unfunded liabilities (various entitlement and pension programs) of $122.1 trillion in $100 bills. U.S. debt. As of February 2, 2016 U.S. public debt is $19,178,595,354,000 according to the Treasury Dept. Estimates vary on what current unfunded liabilities are.