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In addition to the name of the industry (ex: health care OR healthcare OR hospital OR health facilities OR health services OR health organization OR medical care OR healthcare system), other terms that I like to use in searches for industry information include:
Trade or industry associations are a great source for information on an industry. Sometimes they have free information available. Other times it is restricted to members of that organization.
Search for the name of the industry in business articles. Sometimes you will find statistics or research quoted in the articles that would normally only be available to members who pay membership fees to access.
In recommended order, here are the databases available to assist you with industry research:
The U.S. Census Bureau is working on a survey of hospital managers. This was sent out in 2020 and covers the years 2019 and 2020. The data is currently being compiled and has not been released yet. The U.S. Census Bureau is conducting the Management and Organizational Practices Survey-Hospitals to better understand current and evolving management and organizational practices in hospitals and to assist in studying their relationship to clinical and financial performance. Collected data include tenure, organizational characteristics, management practices, management training, management of team interactions, staffing and allocation of human resources, standardized clinical protocols, and documentation of patients’ medical records.