Administrative Health Care Annotated Bibliography

Review the sample annotated bibliography provided by the University Library. Please note, this is a sample to give you an idea of how to format your annotated bibliography. This is not a template that can be filled in. You will need to create your own annotated bibliography.


Use the University Library to locate three peer-reviewed, original research articles related to a research study about health or health care issues, concerns, or trends.

  • The research articles must describe an original research study, not an editorial or brief. An original research study will have the following sections in the article: introduction, methods, results, discussion (sometimes called conclusions).
  • The research study must be based in the United States from 2010 to the present.
  • It is recommended that you select health topics of interest to you or your job, with basic/simple statistical analyses.


 Review the Researching Articles in the University Library Tutorial for help finding articles. In addition to the Library Tutorial, the document attached below provides the steps that are needed (with screenshots of the library page) to help you find articles that will meet the criteria listed above:


select at least 3 peer-reviewed* articles to use to complete an annotated bibliography. The 3 research articles can be based on the same or different topics. Topic ideas can include (but are not limited to):

  • Adolescent obesity (select different geographic locales: urban vs rural)
  • Infection rates among ICU patients
  • Readmission rates for congestive heart failure patients
  • Patient satisfaction or patient experience of care
  • Population health management in diabetes care
  • Care coordination or care continuum
  • Patient safety or quality management
  • Cancer screening compliance, such as mammography, colonoscopy, or Pap smear


Complete the annotated bibliography based on the 3 articles you selected from the University Library.

Be sure to do the following for each annotation (article summary):

  • Summarize the research study in your own words (at least 100 words).
  • Include the following information in your annotation for each article: geographic location, whether the study was qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods, the sample size, data collection methods, and the outcome.
  • Bibliographies should not include any direct quotes or in-text citations.


*Note: One research article will be used in the Week 3 Learning Team assignment, Components of a Research Study

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