THE MILBANK QUARTERLY
A MULTIDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL OF
POPULATION HEALTH and Health Policy

Featured Articles

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Social Media and Internet-Based Data in Global Systems for Public Health Surveillance: A Systematic Review (pages 7–33)

Edward Velasco, Tumacha Agheneza, Kerstin Denecke, Göran Kirchner, Tim Eckmanns
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.12038

March 2014 (Volume 92, Number 1)

Commentary: Using Social Media and Internet Data for Public Health Surveillance: The Importance of Talking (pages 34–39)

David M. Hartley
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.12039

March 2014 (Volume 92, Number 1)

Improving Medical Device Regulation: The United States and Europe in Perspective (pages 114–150)

Corinna Sorenson, Michael Drummond
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.12043

March 2014 (Volume 92, Number 1)

Commentary: Regulatory Reticence and Medical Devices (pages 151–159)

Daniel M. Fox, Diana M. Zuckerman
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.12044

March 2014 (Volume 92, Number 1)

Improvements in Health Status after Massachusetts Health Care Reform (pages 663–689)

Philip J. Van der Wees, Alan M. Zaslavsky, and John Z. Ayanian
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.12029

December 2013 (Volume 91, Number 4)

The Lake Wobegon Effect: Are All Cancer Patients above Average? (pages 690–728)

Jacqueline H. Wolf and Kevin S.Wolf
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.12030

December 2013 (Volume 91, Number 4)

Commentary: "The Lake Wobegon Effect, a Natural Human Tendency to Overestimate One's Capabilities" (Wikipedia) (pages 729–737)

Thomas J. Smith
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.12031

December 2013 (Volume 91, Number 4)

Improving Quality and Safety of Care Using "Technovigilance": An Ethnographic Case Study of Secondary Use of Data from an Electronic Prescribing and Decision Support System (pages 424–454)

Mary Dixon-Woods, Sabi Redwood, Myles Leslie, Joel Minion, Graham P. Martin, and Jamie J. Coleman
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.12021

September 2013 (Volume 91, Number 3)

Commentary: The Role of "Technovigilance" in Improving Care in Hospitals (pages 455–458)

David W. Bates
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.12022

September 2013 (Volume 91, Number 3)

Supporting Well-Being in Retirement through Meaningful Social Roles: Systematic Review of Intervention Studies (pages 222–287)

Ben Heaven, Laura J.E. Brown, Martin White, Linda Errington, John C. Mathers, and Suzanne Moffatt
DOI: 10.1111/milq.12013

June 2013 (Volume 91, Number 2)

Summarizing Social Disparities in Health (pages 5–36)

Yukiko Asada, Yoko Yoshida, and Alyce M. Whipp
DOI: 10.1111/milq.12001

March 2013 (Volume 91, Number 1)

Who and What Is a “Population”? Historical Debates, Current Controversies, and Implications for Understanding “Population Health” and Rectifying Health Inequities (pages 634–681)

Nancy Krieger
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2012.00678.x

December 2012 (Volume 90, Number 4)

Large-System Transformation in Health Care: A Realist Review (pages 421–456)

Allan Best, Trisha Greenhalgh, Steven Lewis, Jessie E. Saul, Simon Carroll, and Jennifer Bitz
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2012.00670.x

September 2012 (Volume 90, Number 3)

Health and Illness in a Connected World: How Might Sharing Experiences on the Internet Affect People’s Health? (pages 219–249)

Sue Ziebland; Sally Wyke
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2012.00662.x

June 2012 (Volume 90, Number 2)

Cervical Cancer Screening in the United States and the Netherlands: A Tale of Two Countries (pages 5–37)

Dik Habbema; Inge M.C.M. de Kok; Martin L. Brown
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2011.00652.x

March 2012 (Volume 90, Number 1)

Opportunities to Improve Cervical Cancer Screening in the United States (pages 38–41)

Jane J. Kim
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2011.00653.x

March 2012 (Volume 90, Number 1)

Too Much of a Good Thing? (pages 42–46)

Brenda E. Sirovich
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2011.00654.x

March 2012 (Volume 90, Number 1)

Why National eHealth Programs Need Dead Philosophers: Wittgensteinian Reflections on Policymakers' Reluctance to Learn from History (pages 533–563)

Trisha Greenhalgh; Jill Russell; Richard E. Ashcroft; Wayne Parsons
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2011.00642.x

December 2011 (Volume 89, Number 4)

Increased Access to Palliative Care and Hospice Services: Opportunities to Improve Value in Health Care (pages 343–380)

Diane E. Meier
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2011.00632.x

September 2011 (Volume 89, Number 3)

Explaining Michigan: Developing an Ex Post Theory of a Quality Improvement Program (pages 167–205)

Mary Dixon-Woods; Charles L. Bosk; Emma Louise Aveling; Christine A. Goeschel; Peter J . Pronovost
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2011.00625.x

June 2011 (Volume 89, Number 2)

Counterheroism, Common Knowledge, and Ergonomics: Concepts from Aviation That Could Improve Patient Safety (pages 4–38)

Geraint H. Lewis; Rhema Vaithianathan; Peter M. Hockey; Guy Hirst; James P. Bagian
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2011.00623.x

March 2011 (Volume 89, Number 1)

Knowledge Exchange Processes in Organizations and Policy Arenas: A Narrative Systematic Review of the Literature (pages 444–483)

Damien Contandriopoulos; Marc Lemire; Jean-Louis Denis; Emile Tremblay
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2010.00608.x

December 2010 (Volume 88, Number 4)

History Matters for Understanding Knowledge Exchange (pages 484–491)

Daniel M. Fox
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2010.00609.x

December 2010 (Volume 88, Number 4)

What Is This Knowledge That We Seek to "Exchange"? (pages 492–499)

Trisha Greenhalgh
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2010.00610.x

December 2010 (Volume 88, Number 4)

Similar and Yet So Different: Cash-for-Care in Six European Countries' Long-Term Care Policies (pages 286–309)

Barbara Da Roit; Blanche Le Bihan
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2010.00601.x

September 2010 (Volume 88, Number 3)

Where Is the Future in Public Health? (pages 149–168)

Hilary Graham
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2010.00594.x

June 2010 (Volume 88, Number 2)

Making the Case for Laws That Improve Health: A Framework for Public Health Law Research (pages 169–210)

Scott Burris; Alexander C. Wagenaar; Jeffrey Swanson; Jennifer K. Ibrahim; Jennifer Wood; Michelle M. Mello
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2010.00595.x

June 2010 (Volume 88, Number 2)

Implicit Value Judgments in the Measurement of Health Inequalities (pages 4–29)

Sam Harper; Nicholas B. King; Stephen C. Meersman; Marsha E. Reichman; Nancy Breen; John Lynch
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2010.00587.x

March 2010 (Volume 88, Number 1)

Tensions and Paradoxes in Electronic Patient Record Research: A Systematic Literature Review Using the Meta-narrative Method (pages 729–788)

Trisha Greenhalgh; Henry W.W. Potts; Geoff Wong; Pippa Bark; Deborah Swinglehurst
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2009.00578.x

December 2009 (Volume 87, Number 4)

Tracking Diabetes: New York City's A1C Registry (pages 547–570)

Shadi Chamany; Lynn D. Silver; Mary T. Bassett; Cynthia R. Driver; Diana K. Berger; Charlotte E. Neuhaus; Namrata Kumar; Thomas R. Frieden
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2009.00568.x

September 2009 (Volume 87, Number 3)

Commentary: Beyond Historical Precedent (pages 571–574)

Amy L. Fairchild
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2009.00569.x

September 2009 (Volume 87, Number 3)

Commentary: A Legal Perspective on Diabetes Surveillance—Privacy and the Police Power (pages 575–580)

Michelle M. Mello; Lawrence O. Gostin
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2009.00570.x

September 2009 (Volume 87, Number 3)

Commentary: Public Health and Health Care Quality Assurance—Strange Bedfellows? (pages 581–584)

Jonathan E. Fielding
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2009.00571.x

September 2009 (Volume 87, Number 3)

Comparative Effectiveness Research and Evidence-Based Health Policy: Experience from Four Countries (pages 339–367)

Kalipso Chalkidou; Sean Tunis; Ruth Lopert; Lise Rochaix; Peter T. Sawicki; Mona Nasser; Bertrand Xerri
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2009.00560.x

June 2009 (Volume 87, Number 2)

Obesity Metaphors: How Beliefs about the Causes of Obesity Affect Support for Public Policy (pages 7–47)

Colleen L. Barry; Victoria L. Brescoll; Kelly D. Brownell; Mark Schlesinger
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2009.00546.x

March 2009 (Volume 87, Number 1)

What Ever Happened to N-of-1 Trials? Insiders' Perspectives and a Look to the Future (pages 533–555)

Richard L. Kravitz; Naihua Duan; Edmund J. Niedzinski; M. Cameron Hay; Saskia K. Subramanian; Thomas S. Weisner
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2008.00533.x

December 2008 (Volume 86, Number 4)

Hospital-Physician Collaboration: Landscape of Economic Integration and Impact on Clinical Integration (pages 375–434)

Lawton Robert Burns; Ralph W. Muller
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2008.00527.x

September 2008 (Volume 86, Number 3)

“Developing Good Taste in Evidence”: Facilitators of and Hindrances to Evidence-Informed Health Policymaking in State Government (pages 177–208)

Christopher J. Jewell; Lisa A. Bero
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2008.00519.x

June 2008 (Volume 86, Number 2)

Upstream Solutions: Does the Supplemental Security Income Program Reduce Disability in the Elderly? (pages 5–45)

Pamela Herd; Robert F. Schoeni; James S. House
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2007.00512.x

March 2008 (Volume 86, Number 1)

Medicare and Medicaid: Conflicting Incentives for Long-Term Care (pages 579–610)

David C. Grabowski
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2007.00502.x

December 2007 (Volume 85, Number 4)

Markets and Medical Care: The United States, 1993–2005 (pages 395–448)

Joseph White
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2007.00494.x

September 2007 (Volume 85, Number 3)

Using Population Segmentation to Provide Better Health Care for All: The "Bridges to Health" Model (pages 185–208)

Joanne Lynn; Barry M. Straube; Karen M. Bell; Stephen F. Jencks; Robert T. Kambic
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2007.00483.x

June 2007 (Volume 85, Number 2)

The Veterans Health Administration: An American Success Story? (pages 5–35)

Adam Oliver
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2007.00475.x

March 2007 (Volume 85, Number 1)

Americans' Views of Health Care Costs, Access, and Quality (pages 623–657)

Robert J. Blendon; Mollyann Brodie; John M. Benson; Drew E. Altman; Tami Buhr
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2006.00463.x

December 2006 (Volume 84, Number 4)

"Health Courts" and Accountability for Patient Safety (pages 459–492)

Michelle M. Mello; David M. Studdert; Allen B. Kachalia; Troyen A. Brennan
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2006.00455.x

September 2006 (Volume 84, Number 3)

Race, Segregation, and Physicians' Participation in Medicaid (pages 239–272)

Jessica Greene; Jan Blustein; Beth C. Weitzman
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2006.00447.x

June 2006 (Volume 84, Number 2)

The Significance of the Milbank Memorial Fund for Policy: An Assessment at Its Centennial (pages 5–36)

Daniel M. Fox
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2006.00411.x

March 2006 (Volume 84, Number 1)

Can Limiting Choice Increase Social Welfare? The Elderly and Health Insurance (pages 37–73)

Yaniv Hanoch; Thomas Rice
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2006.00438.x

March 2006 (Volume 84, Number 1)

The Milbank Memorial Fund Centennial: Selected Articles from The Milbank Quarterly (pages 510–514)

Various
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2005.00412.x

December 2005 (Volume 83, Number 4)

Improving the Quality of Long-Term Care with Better Information (pages 333–364)

Vincent Mor
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2005.00405.x

September 2005 (Volume 83, Number 3)

One of These Things Is Not Like the Others: The Idea of Precedence in Health Technology Assessment and Coverage Decisions (pages 193–223)

Mita Giacomini
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2005.00344.x

June 2005 (Volume 83, Number 2)

Mortality of White Americans, African Americans, and Canadians: The Causes and Consequences for Health of Welfare State Institutions and Policies (pages 5–39)

Stephen J. Kunitz; Irena Pesis-Katz
DOI: 10.1111/j.0887-378X.2005.00334.x

March 2005 (Volume 83, Number 1)

Diffusion of Innovations in Service Organizations: Systematic Review and Recommendations (pages 581–629)

Trisha Greenhalgh; Glenn Robert; Fraser Macfarlane; Paul Bate; Olivia Kyriakidou
DOI: 10.1111/j.0887-378X.2004.00325.x

December 2004 (Volume 82, Number 4)

Emotional and Behavioral Consequences of Bioterrorism: Planning a Public Health Response (pages 413–455)

Bradley D. Stein; Terri L. Tanielian; David P. Eisenman; Donna J. Keyser; M. Audrey Burnam; Harold A. Pincus
DOI: 10.1111/j.0887-378X.2004.00317.x

September 2004 (Volume 82, Number 3)

Driven to Tiers: Socioeconomic and Racial Disparities in the Quality of Nursing Home Care (pages 227–256)

Vincent Mor; Jacqueline Zinn; Joseph Angelelli; Joan M. Teno; Susan C. Miller
DOI: 10.1111/j.0887-378X.2004.00309.x

June 2004 (Volume 82, Number 2)

Is Income Inequality a Determinant of Population Health? Part 2. US National and Regional Trends in Income Inequality and Age- and Cause-Specific Mortality (pages 355–400)

John Lynch; George Davey Smith; Sam Harper; Marianne Hillemeier
DOI: 10.1111/j.0887-378X.2004.00312.x

June 2004 (Volume 82, Number 2)

Is Income Inequality a Determinant of Population Health? Part 1. A Systematic Review (pages 5–99)

John Lynch; George Davey Smith; Sam Harper; Marianne Hillemeier; Nancy Ross; George A. Kaplan; Michael Wolfson
DOI: 10.1111/j.0887-378X.2004.00302.x

March 2004 (Volume 82, Number 1)

The Impact of Blue Cross Conversions on Accessibility, Affordability, and the Public Interest (pages 509–542)

Mark A. Hall; Christopher J. Conover
DOI: 10.1046/j.0887-378X.2003.00293.x

December 2003 (Volume 81, Number 4)

On Being a Good Listener: Setting Priorities for Applied Health Services Research (pages 363–388)

Jonathan Lomas; Naomi Fulop; Diane Gagnon; Pauline Allen
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.t01-1-00060

September 2003 (Volume 81, Number 3)

Strengthening Research to Improve the Practice and Management of Long-Term Care (pages 179–220)

Penny Hollander Feldman; Robert L. Kane
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.t01-1-00051

June 2003 (Volume 81, Number 2)

Employers' Benefits from Workers' Health Insurance (pages 5–43)

Ellen O'Brien
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.00037

March 2003 (Volume 81, Number 1)

Inside the Sausage Factory: Improving Estimates of the Effects of Health Insurance Expansion Proposals (pages 603–635)

Sherry Glied; Dahlia K. Remler; Joshua Graff Zivin
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.00026

December 2002 (Volume 80, Number 4)

Life Course Health Development: An Integrated Framework for Developing Health, Policy, and Research (pages 433–479)

Neal Halfon; Miles Hochstein
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.00019

September 2002 (Volume 80, Number 3)

A Loss of Faith: The Sources of Reduced Political Legitimacy for the American Medical Profession (pages 185–235)

Mark Schlesinger
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.t01-1-00010

June 2002 (Volume 80, Number 2)

Performance-Based Contracting in Wisconsin Public Health: Transforming State-Local Relations (pages 97–124)

John Chapin; Bruce Fetter
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.00004

March 2002 (Volume 80, Number 1)

Effects of Alcohol Consumption on Disability among the Near Elderly: A Longitudinal Analysis (pages 487–515)

Jan Ostermann; Frank A. Sloan
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.00219

December 2001 (Volume 79, Number 4)

Public Roles for the Medical Profession in the United States: Beyond Theories of Decline and Fall (pages 327–353)

Rosemary A. Stevens
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.00211

September 2001 (Volume 79, Number 3)

Theory and Practice in the Design of Physician Payment Incentives (pages 149–177)

James C. Robinson
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.00202

June 2001 (Volume 79, Number 2)

Improving the Quality of Workers Compensation Health Care Delivery: The Washington State Occupational Health Services Project (pages 5–33)

Thomas M. Wickizer; Gary Franklin; Roy Plaeger-Brockway; Robert D. Mootz
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.00194

March 2001 (Volume 79, Number 1)

Purchasing Cooperatives for Small Employers: Performance and Prospects (pages 511–546)

Elliot K. Wicks; Mark A. Hall
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.00184

December 2000 (Volume 78, Number 4)

Potential and Active Family Caregivers: Changing Networks and the "Sandwich Generation" (pages 347–374)

Brenda C. Spillman; Liliana E. Pezzin
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.00177

September 2000 (Volume 78, Number 3)

Community Accountability among Hospitals Affiliated with Health Care Systems (pages 157–184)

Jeffrey A. Alexander; Bryan J. Weiner; Melissa Succi
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.00167

June 2000 (Volume 78, Number 2)

Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: Are Employers Good Agents for Their Employees? (pages 5–21)

Pamela B. Peele; Judith R. Lave; Jeanne T. Black; John H. Evans III
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.00159

March 2000 (Volume 78, Number 1)

Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance and Mandated Benefit Laws (pages 425–459)

Gail A. Jensen; Michael A. Morrisey
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.00147

December 1999 (Volume 77, Number 4)

Responses of HMO Medical Directors to Trust Building in Managed Care (pages 283–303)

David Mechanic; Marsha Rosenthal
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.00137

September 1999 (Volume 77, Number 3)

Enrollment in the State Child Health Insurance Program: A Conceptual Framework for Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement (pages 181–204)

Neal Halfon; Moira Inkelas; Paul W. Newacheck
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.00130

June 1999 (Volume 77, Number 2)

The Changing US Health Care System: Challenges for Responsible Public Policy (pages 3–37)

Marsha Gold
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.00123

March 1999 (Volume 77, Number 1)

Is Health Care Ready for Six Sigma Quality? (pages 565–591)

Mark R. Chassin
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.00106

December 1998 (Volume 76, Number 4)

Quality at a Crossroads (pages 759–768)

Molly Joel Coye; Don E. Detmer
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.00117

December 1998 (Volume 76, Number 4)

Contribution of Psychosocial Factors to Socioeconomic Differences in Health (pages 403–448)

Michael G. Marmot; Rebecca Fuhrer; Susan L. Ettner; Nadine F. Marks; Larry L. Bumpass; Carol D. Ryff
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.00097

September 1998 (Volume 76, Number 3)

Evaluating Community Efforts to Decategorize and Integrate Financing of Children's Health Services (pages 157–173)

Paul W. Newacheck; Neal Halfon; Claire D. Brindis; Dana C. Hughes
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.00085

June 1998 (Volume 76, Number 2)