Health Services Research

Health Services Research

The flagship publication and an official journal of AcademyHealth. Rated as one of the top journals in the field, HSR publishes the latest research findings, methods, and concepts regarding the financing, organization, delivery, evaluation, and outcomes of health services, and with analysis of their relationships to clinical practice, management, and policy.

Additionally, HSR provides a mechanism for linking the various disciplines engaged in health services research and for disseminating the results to those charged with improving the health of individuals and communities and setting evidence-based policy.

Areas of specific interest for manuscripts include:

  1. Issues related to the delivery of care—for example, access to and utilization of health services; cost, cost-effectiveness, quality, and outcomes of care; practice variations, technology assessment, and health care workforce issues;

  2. Assessments of the impact of or changes in specific policies and interventions on health care delivery—for example, Medicare and Medicaid, state health policies and regulations, payment policies, personnel licensure and certification, and antitrust enforcement;

  3. Evaluation of national demonstration programs—particularly those focusing on disease prevention, chronic disease management, and community-based efforts to integrate services or promote health;

  4. Examinations of changes in health services organizations, systems of care, managed care, and related developments, including comparisons of systems across nations; and

  5. Examinations of the relative importance of biological, behavioral, social, and political factors, in addition to health care, as determinants of health outcomes.

Publishing frequency: 6 issues a year plus 2 supplements

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