About The Milbank Quarterly

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: 4.195
Journal Citation Reports® 2019 Rankings: 6/87 (Health Policy & Services); 12/102 (Health Care Sciences & Services)
5-year Impact Factor: 7.290

Beyond COVID-19: Improving Population Health, Public Health, and Health Care. See new call for papers. 

Upcoming Topics

  • Approval of Cancer Drugs With Uncertain Therapeutic Value: A Comparison of Regulatory Outcomes in Europe and the United States
  • Educational Inequalities in Hospital Use Among Older Adults in England, 2004-2015
  1. Early View Original Scholarship

    Dark Nudges and Sludge in Big Alcohol: Behavioral Economics, Cognitive Biases, and Alcohol Industry Corporate Social Responsibility

    By:  Mark Petticrew Nason Maani Luisa Pettigrew Harry Rutter May CI Van Schalkwyk

    Context: “Nudges” and other behavioral economic approaches exploit common cognitive biases (systematic errors in thought processes) in order to… More

  2. Early View Original Scholarship

    Midwifery and Birth Centers Under State Medicaid Programs: Current Limits to Beneficiary Access to a High‐Value Model of Care

    By:  Brigette Courtot Ian Hill Caitlin Cross-Barnet Jenny Markell

    Context: Midwifery care, particularly when offered through birth centers, has shown promise in both improving pregnancy outcomes and containing costs.… More

Current Issue

  1. Original Scholarship

    US State Policies, Politics, and Life Expectancy

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  2. Perspective

    Population Health in the Time of COVID-19: Confirmations and Revelations

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  3. Original Scholarship

    Medicare’s Bundled Payment Initiatives for Hospital‐Initiated Episodes: Evidence and Evolution

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  4. Perspective

    Well-Being in the Nation: A Living Library of Measures to Drive Multi-Sector Population Health Improvement and Address Social Determinants

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  5. Original Scholarship

    Situating the Continuum of Overdose Risk in the Social Determinants of Health: A New Conceptual Framework

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  6. Original Scholarship

    Out‐of‐Network Air Ambulance Bills: Prevalence, Magnitude, and Policy Solutions

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The Milbank Quarterly Opinion

Science, Leadership, and Public Trust in the COVID-19 Pandemic

A novel, unidentified virus in Wuhan, China, ignited a historic global pandemic within months. Nature and human behavior combined to produce a global…  More
Lawrence O. Gostin

Lawrence O. Gostin

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The Public-Private Option in Germany and Australia: Lessons for the United States

There is little doubt that the cost of health care and universal coverage will be a major topic discussed at the upcoming presidential debates. A key…  More

Health Care’s Social Movement Should Not Leave Science Behind

Americans are dying at startling rates, not only from COVID-19 but also its reverberating socioeconomic effects: massive unemployment, food…  More

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