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Patient Safety and Quality Improvement: A Guide
Patient safety and health care quality journals and websites, local healthcare improvement groups, sample searches and databases for finding PSQI literature.
Topics addressed include but are not limited to the impact of social factors on health, disease prevention, allocation of healthcare resource, legal and ethical issues in health policy, healthcare management, organization and financing of healthcare. Impact Factor: 5.6
The Annals seeks to identify and address important questions in health and the provision of patient-centered, prioritized, high-quality health care. We welcome clinical, biomedical, social and health services research. The Annals publishes original research, methodology, and theory, as well as essays from reflective clinicians, patients, families, communities, and policymakers. We publish selected systematic reviews that build on current knowledge to advance new theory, methods, or research directions.Impact factor: 5.4
Narrative Matters section - narrative essays based on firsthand encounters with the healthcare system that explore personal, ethical, and moral issues or delivering or receiving healthcare today; Specific topics for all articles include: Access, Evidence Based Medicine, Information Technology; Quality of Care. Impact Factor: 3.8
Articles must be relevant to the journal's mission: The article addresses a serious challenge facing the academic medicine community; The article significantly adds to or enhances the existing literature on the subject in question. Impact Factor: 3.5
Quality of Life Research is an international, multidisciplinary journal devoted to the rapid communication of original research, theoretical articles and methodological reports related to the field of quality of life, in all the health sciences. The journal also offers editorials, literature, book and software reviews, correspondence and abstracts of conferences. Impact Factor: 2.3
Topics include: Optimal strategies for patient care and policy decision making; Understanding individual and group decision-making processes; Outcomes of decisions, their measurement, and valuation; Risk communication, risk attitudes, and judgment; Methods to teach about and improve actual decision; Methods for technology assessment, literature synthesis, comparative effectiveness research and evidence-based decision making. Impact Factor: 2.3
Health Expectations is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal publishing original research, review articles and critical commentaries. It includes papers, which clarify concepts, develop theories, and critically analyze and evaluate specific policies and practices. The Journal provides a multi-disciplinary and international forum in which researchers from a variety of backgrounds can present their work to other researchers, policy makers, health care professionals, managers and consumer advocates. Impact Factor: 2.3
Value in Health is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal reporting on evaluations of medical technologies including pharmaceuticals, biologics, devices, procedures, and other health care interventions. The Journal provides a scientific forum for communicating health economics and outcomes research methods and findings, furthering ISPOR's vision that 'society allocate scarce health care resources wisely, fairly, and efficiently.' Impact Factor: 2.2
Area of specific interest include: Delivery of care (access to and utilization of health care services, cost, cost-effectiveness, quality & outcomes of care, practice variations, technology assessment, healthcare workforce issues); Impact of policy changes; evaluation of national demonstration programs (disease prevention, chronic disease mgmt, community based efforts); Examination of changes in systems of care; Determinants of health outcomes. Impact Factor: 2.2
Health Care Management Review (HCMR) disseminates state-of-the-art knowledge about management, leadership, and administration of health care systems, organizations, and agencies. Multidisciplinary and international in scope, articles present completed research relevant to health care management, leadership, and administration, as well report on rigorous evaluations of health care management innovations, or provide a synthesis of prior research that results in evidence-based health care management practice recommendations. Articles are theory-driven and translate findings into implications and recommendations for health care administrators, researchers, and faculty. Annually, HCMR publishes the Best Theory to Practice paper chosen by the Health Care Administration Division of the Academy of Management. Impact Factor: 2.0
BMC Family Practice is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of primary health care, including clinical management of patients, professional training, shared decision making, and the organisation and evaluation of health care in the community.It is journal policy to publish work deemed by peer reviewers to be a coherent and sound addition to scientific knowledge and to put less emphasis on interest levels, provided that the research constitutes a useful contribution to the field. Impact Factor: 1.74
International journal; of particular interest: the development and integration of quality and safety initiatives into routine practice; experience of improving practice in all sectors of health care services; influence of management and organizational learning on quality; views of consumers and their role as promoters of improved quality; research relevant to quality and safety. Impact Factor: 1.7
BMC Health Services Research is an Open Access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of health services research, including delivery of care, management of health services, assessment of healthcare needs, measurement of outcomes, allocation of healthcare resources, evaluation of different health markets and health services organizations, international comparative analysis of health systems, health economics and the impact of health policies and regulations. Impact Factor: 1.7
Official journal of the American College of Medical Quality; Publishes original work in the entire field of quality measurement & improvement; needs to have general medical quality interest. Impact Factor: 1.6
Particular interest: Evidence based medicine, clinical practice guidelines, clinical decision making, clinical services organization, implementation and delivery, health economic evaluation, health process & outcome measurement; new or improved methods (conceptual and statistical) for systematic inquiry into clinical practice. Impact Factor 1.2
Particular interest: Evidence based medicine, clinical practice guidelines, clinical decision making, clinical services organization, implementation and delivery, health economic evaluation, health process & outcome measurement; new or improved methods (conceptual and statistical) for systematic inquiry into clinical practice. Impact Factor: 1.2
Health Informatics Journal provides a peer reviewed international forum for the exchange of practice, innovation and research. Representing the interdisciplinary nature of health informatics, the journal publishes contributions from the fields of informatics and telematics, the health professions, computer science, engineering and management. Impact Factor 0.8
QI, clinical governance or audit related to primary and prehospital care; particularly research that advances knowledge on these topics and is generalizable to other settings and countries. Impact Factor: 0.5
Focuses on concerns of an active ambulatory care manager; variety of subjects that have current or future importance to health care managers; past topics have included: information systems, marketing, legal issues, physician productivity, joint ventures, and AIDS. Impact Factor: 0.5
Topics addressed are clinical, managerial, and educational in scope; Particularly interested in: Successful quality improvement projects; Use of quality tools & models in leadership management (Balanced Scorecards, Dashboards, etc); Process Control (Six Sigma, Change Management, Process Mapping); Improving patient care through quality related programs and/or research. Impact Factor: 0
The Patient Experience Journal (PXJ) is an international, multidisciplinary, and multi-method journal focused on the research and proven practices around understanding and improving patient experience. The Patient Experience Journal is designed to share ideas and research, and reinforce key concepts that impact the delivery of service, safety and quality and their influence on the experience of patients and families across healthcare settings.