For over 60 years, Medical Care Research and Review (formerly Medical Care Review) has been a pioneering force in the area of health services research. During that time, the journal 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.
2011 Best MCRR Article of the Year:
“Review: Relation Between Quality-of-Care Indicators for Diabetest and Patient Outcomes: A Systematic Literature Review”
Grigory Sidorenkov, Flora M Haaijer-Ruskamp, Dick de Zeeuw, Henk Bilo and Petra Denig
Click here for access: http://mcr.sagepub.com/content/68/3/263.full.pdf+html
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:
The journal occasionally complements its broad coverage with supplements on particular topics. An October 2010 supplement focused on reducing health care disparities through the use of Health Information Technology and a February 2011 supplement explored measurement and approaches to improve hospital efficiency.
"Medical Care Research and Review seeks to identify, publish, and draw attention to the best health services research in the field, especially research that informs current decision-making on ways to improve health care delivery, organization, and financing.”
- Gloria J. Bazzoli, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief, Medical Care Research and Review
This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
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