HiTs to be included in Medline

The Observatory is delighted to announce that its Health System in Transition (HiT) country profiles will now be included in MEDLINE.

MEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. The database contains more than 20 million records from approximately 5 000 selected publications and more than 80 countries.

The decision to include HiT reports follows a rigorous selection process by a panel of scientific experts which assessed not only the quality of the HiTs’ content and methodology but also their importance to research and policy communities.

Using MEDLINE, researchers and policy-makers from all over the world will now be able to find HiT reports much more easily. This will increase dissemination and ensure health system information is available to all those who need and want it most. It will also reinforce the Observatory’s commitment to supporting and promoting evidence-based policy-making in health.