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Continuously published since 1923, The Milbank Quarterly features peer-reviewed original research, policy review, and analysis from academics, clinicians, and policymakers.

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Alan B. Cohen


Christopher F. Koller

Managing Editor

Tara Strome

2-year Impact Factor: 6.237
Journal Citation Reports® 2021 Rankings: 5/88 (Health Policy & Services); 13/109 (Health Care Sciences & Services)
5-year Impact Factor: 8.964

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  1. Early View Original Scholarship

    Big Med’s Spread

    By:  Lawton Robert Burns Mark V. Pauly

    Context: There is a growing trend of combinations among hospital systems that operate in different geographic markets known as cross-market mergers.… More

  2. Early View Original Scholarship

    Potentially More Out of Reach: Public Reporting Exacerbates Inequities in Home Health Access

    By:  Shekinah A. Fashaw-Walters Momotazur Rahman Gilbert Gee Vincent Mor Maricruz Rivera-Hernandez Ceron Ford Kali S. Thomas

    Context: Literature suggests that public reporting of quality may have the unintended consequence of exacerbating disparities in access to… More

  3. Early View Perspective

    Improving Equitability and Inclusion for Testing and Detection of Lead Poisoning in US Children

    By:  Christina Sobin Marisela Gutiérrez-Vega Gisel Flores-Montoya Michelle Del Rio Juan M. Alvarez Alexander Obeng Ganga Hettiarachchi

    Child lead poisoning, the longest-standing child public health epidemic in US history, is associated with socioeconomic inequity and perpetuates health inequality. Current methods for testing and detection are no longer suited to the demographics and magnitude of the problem. More

Current Issue

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  2. A Conceptual Framework for Optimizing the Equity of Hospital-Based Emergency Care: The Structure of Hospital Transfer Networks

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  3. Have States Reduced Obesity by Legislating More Physical Activity in Elementary School?

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  4. Strengthening the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s Approach to Constructing Alternative Payment Models

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  5. Who Delivers Maternal and Child Health Services? The Contributions of Public Health and Other Community Partners

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  6. Popular…to a Point: The Enduring Political Challenges of the Public Option

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The Milbank Quarterly Opinion

“The Most Disquieting Voices … From Perfectly Respectable Elements of Society”: Monsanto Attacks the Academy

A recent set of lawsuits against the Monsanto Corporation by local and state governments to get the company to clean up the mess it made of waterways and local schools with polychlorinated hydrocarbons (PCB) pollution has led to efforts by the company to silence scientists who have served as expert witnesses for plaintiffs.  More
David Rosner

David Rosner

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Just and Ethical Study Designs in the Opioid Epidemic

As intervention researchers, what do we owe our most vulnerable, most socially marginalized study subjects? These men and women confront the ravages…  More

Protecting Contraceptive Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act: The Biden Administration Tries Again

On February 2, 2023, the Biden administration published a proposed rule that represents the latest chapter in a long-running war over the Affordable Care Act’s guarantee of free contraceptive coverage .  More
Sara Rosenbaum

Sara Rosenbaum

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