Medical Care Research and Review (formerly Medical Care Review) has been a pioneering force in the area of health services research. During its time, the journal has evolved from publishing abstracts to a well-respected journal carrying critical reviews of literature on organizational structure, economics, and the financing of health and medical care systems. Today, the journal's focus has expanded to reflect the growth of the field and the increasing importance of health services research -- while still maintaining the high standards that have kept Medical Care Research and Review at the forefront of health care research for over half a century.
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“Vertical Integration of Hospitals and Physicians: Economic Theory and Empirical Evidence on Spending and Quality”
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An Even More Valuable Resource For Researchers, Policy Makers, And Health Care Administrators
Under its former title, the journal was a respected source of scholarly review articles that analyzed, critiqued and synthesized current literature and research in health care services. The journal's extended scope now includes original empirical and theoretical research and analysis of data trends, as well as the in-depth review articles for which the journal is known. Each issue now includes rigorous empirical research studies and trend analysis that provide policy makers and health practitioners with information vital to improving the health care system.
Covering Current Issues in Health Care
Medical Care Research and Review covers timely aspects of health care such as:
- Evaluation of the impact of changes in health policy and practice
- Health insurance markets and the impact of health reform
- Health Information Technology adoption and application in health delivery
- Impact of competition and regulation on health care markets and providers
- Health care disparities in access, treatment, and outcomes
- Patient safety and quality of care
- Health care workforce issues and primary care capacity
- Patient engagement in health care decision-making
- Economics and financial issues in health care delivery
- Organizational structure and behavior of health organizations
- Comparative effectiveness analysis
The journal occasionally complements its broad coverage with supplements on particular topics. For example, an October 2014 supplement focused on informing the next generation of public reporting for consumers.
"Medical Care Research and Review aims to publish the best health services research in the field, especially papers that will inform research and decision-making on ways to improve health care services, including access to services as well as their cost, quality, access, and organization. - Thomas D'Aunno, Ph.D., former Editor-in-Chief, Medical Care Research and Review
This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
Medical Care Research and Review (formerly Medical Care Review) has been a pioneering force in the area of peer-reviewed health services research. During its time, the journal has evolved from publishing abstracts to a well-respected journal carrying critical reviews of literature on organizational structure, economics, and the financing of health and medical care systems. Today, the journal's focus has expanded to reflect the growth of the field and the increasing importance of health services research -- while still maintaining the high standards that have kept Medical Care Research and Review at the forefront of health care research for over half a century.
|R. Tamara Konetzka, PhD||University of Chicago, USA|
|Shoou-Yih Daniel Lee, PhD||University of Michigan, USA|
|Anthony T. LoSasso, PhD||University of Illinois at Chicago, USA|
|Gloria J. Bazzoli||Virginia Commonwealth University, USA|
|Jeffrey Alexander||University of Michigan, USA|
|Thomas H. Rice||University of California, Los Angeles, USA|
|Laurence Baker||Stanford University School of Medicine, USA|
|Kathleen Carey||Boston University School of Public Health|
|Jan Clement||Virginia Commonwealth University, USA|
|Benjamin Cook||Cambridge Health Alliance|
|Alison Evans Cuellar||George Mason University, USA|
|Peter Cunningham||Virginia Commonwealth University, USA|
|Kathryn Pitkin Derose||The Rand Corporation, USA|
|Marisa Domino||University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, USA|
|Bryan Dowd||University of Minnesota, USA|
|Marc Elliott||The Rand Corporation, USA|
|Jemima A. Frimpong, PhD||Johns Hopkins University, USA|
|Bianca Frogner||University of Washington, USA|
|Michael Furukawa||Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, DHHS, USA|
|Jon Gabel||NORC, USA|
|Darrell J. Gaskin||Johns Hopkins University, USA|
|Todd Gilmer||University of California, San Diego, USA|
|Ezra Golberstein||University of Minnesota USA|
|Carol Roan Gresenz||Georgetown University, USA|
|Michael I. Harrison||Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, USA|
|Larry Hearld||University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA|
|Jason Hockenberry||Emory University, USA|
|Paula Lantz||University of Michigan, USA|
|Federico Lega, PhD||University of Milan, Italy|
|Douglas Leslie||Penn State Hershey Medical Center, USA|
|Richard C. Lindrooth||University of Colorado Denver, USA|
|Ann McAlearney||Ohio State University, USA|
|Ernest Moy||Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, USA|
|Ingrid Nembhard||University of Pennsylvania, USA|
|David Nerenz||Henry Ford Health System, USA|
|Marcelo Coca Perraillon||University of Colorado-Denver, USA|
|Harold Pollack||University of Chicago, USA|
|Dan Polsky||University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA|
|Michael D. Rosko||Widener University, USA|
|Dennis Scanlon||Pennsylvania State University, USA|
|Sara Jean Singer||Stanford University, USA|
|Fabrice Smieliauskas||University of Chicago, USA|
|Shoshanna Sofaer||American Institutes for Research, USA|
|Joanne Spetz||University of California, San Francisco, USA|
|Sally Stearns||University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA|
|Erin Trish||University of Southern California, USA|
|Courtney H. Van Houtven||Durham Veterans Administration and Duke University Medical Center, USA|
|Sandeep Vijan||Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Center of Excellence, USA|
|Teresa Waters||University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA|
|Bryan Weiner||University of Washington, USA|
|Rachel M. Werner||University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA|
|Eric Williams, PhD||University of Alabama, USA|
|Herbert Wong||Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, USA|
|Gary Young||Northeastern University, USA|
Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Medical Care Research and Review
This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics
This Journal recommends that authors follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).
Please download the manuscript guidelines here, then visit the submission site to upload your manuscript.
Guidelines for review papers can be found here.
The manuscript submission submission site is located here:
Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.
Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Medical Care Research and Review will be reviewed.
As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.
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Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Medical Care Research and Review editorial office as follows:
R. Tamara Konetzka, PhD