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SAGE Publishing launches MDM Policy & Practice in partnership with the Society for Medical Decision Making

March 8, 2016

SAGE Publishing is delighted to expand its partnership with the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) with the launch of the open access publication, MDM Policy & Practice (MDM P&P). The sister journal of the SMDM’s Medical Decision Making, MDM P&P addresses issues that affect medical decision-making from the clinical to policy levels.

“The articles published in MDM P&P will provide rigorous and systematic applications of decision science that are designed to improve the health and clinical care of individuals and to assist with health-policy development,” commented MDM Policy & Practice Editor, Alan Schwartz.

SMDM Executive Director, Jill Metcalf, MBA added, “With SAGE Publishing’s international presence and the journal’s open access format, the journal is positioned for wide global readership. We are pleased to partner once again with SAGE to foster the growth and impact of our journals in this field.”

Topics published in MDM P&P include:

  • Optimal strategies for patient care and policy decision-making for specific health conditions 
  • Approaches to improving individual and group medical decision-making processes 
  • Shared decision making and patient decision support 
  • Decision and cost-effectiveness analyses 
  • Health technology assessment 
  • Examples of teaching decision-making

“The research published in MDM P&P will give stakeholders an outlet for important discussions about individual and collaborative medical decisions,” commented Bob Howard, Vice President of Journals, SAGE Publishing. “We look forward to developing this journal with the Society for Medical Decision Making and broadening the reach of its journal portfolio.”

MDM P&P publishes original research articles, reviews, case studies, letters to the editor, and editorials. For more information, please click here.

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Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 900 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Melbourne.

The Society for Medical Decision Making’s mission is to improve health outcomes through the advancement of proactive systematic approaches to clinical decision-making and policy-formation in health care by providing a scholarly forum that connects and educates researchers, providers, policy makers, and the public. It has an international membership of over 1,000 experts in mathematical modeling, economics, and decision psychology; and includes leading scientific authorities influencing health system improvement in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

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