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

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Tara Strome

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New Milbank Quarterly Issue Released:  June 2022 

Upcoming Topics

  • Using Regulatory Stances to See All the Commercial Determinants of Health
  1. Early View Perspective

    How Emerging Telehealth Models Challenge Policymaking

    By:  Mitchell Tang Michael E. Chernew Ateev Mehrotra

    For years, telehealth has been touted as a potentially transformative technology that will increase health care access and efficiency. Although the use of telehealth already was growing, the pandemic drove a dramatic expansion. More

  2. Early View Perspective

    Hospital-at-Home: Multistakeholder Considerations for Program Dissemination and Scale

    By:  Kushal T. Kadakia Celynne A. Balatbat Albert L. Siu I. Glenn Cohen Consuelo H. Wilkins Victor J. Dzau Anaeze C. Offodile

    In 2019, US hospitals accounted for 36 million admissions and $1.2 trillion in spending (31% of national health expenditures). More

  3. Early View Original Scholarship

    Understanding the Conceptualization and Operationalization of Trauma-Informed Care Within and Across Systems: A Critical Interpretive Synthesis

    By:  Maria Bargeman Julia Abelson Gillian Mulvale Anne Niec Ania Theuer

    Context: Increased recognition of the epidemiology of trauma and its impact on individuals within and across human service delivery systems has… More

  4. Early View Original Scholarship

    Social Determinants of Health Influences Future Health Care Costs in the Medicaid Cohort of the District of Columbia Study

    By:  Melissa L. McCarthy Yixuan Li Angelo Elmi Marcee E. Wilder Zhaonian Zheng Scott L. Zeger

    Social determinants of health are an important predictor of future health care costs but little is known about their impact on Medicaid spending. More

  5. Early View Original Scholarship

    Using Regulatory Stances to See All the Commercial Determinants of Health

    By:  Alex C. Liber

    Context: The effects of commerce on the public health are omnipresent. The commercial determinants of health (CDoH) represent a burgeoning area of… More

  6. Early View Original Scholarship

    The Landscape of State Policies Supporting Family Caregivers as Aligned With the National Academy of Medicine Recommendations

    By:  Katherine E. M. Miller Sally C. Stearns Courtney Harold Van Houtven Donna Gilleskie George M. Holmes Erin E. Kent

    Context: In the United States in 2020, approximately 26 million individuals provided unpaid care to a family member or friend. On average, 60% of… More

  7. Early View Original Scholarship

    Jail Health Care in the Southeastern United States from Entry to Release

    By:  Jessica Carda-Auten Elena A. Dirosa Catherine Grodensky Kathryn M. Nowotny Lauren Brinkley-Rubenstein Debbie Travers Mersedes Brown Steve Bradley-Bull Colleen Blue David L. Rosen

    The scarce resources allotted to jail health care are likely resulting in treatment delays, limited access to care, lower-quality care, unnecessary use of emergency medical services and emergency departments, and limited services to support continuity of care upon release, according to this new study. More

Current Issue

  1. Health Equity and the Dynamism of Structural Racism and Public Policy

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  2. The Milbank Memorial Fund and the US Public Health Service Study of Untreated Syphilis in Tuskegee: A Short Historical Reassessment

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  3. Harms and Healing

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  4. Confronting the Past to Right a Wrong

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  5. Do State Bans of Most-Favored-Nation Contract Clauses Restrain Price Growth? Evidence From Hospital Prices

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  6. Coverage of New Drugs in Medicare Part D

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The Milbank Quarterly Opinion

Continuous Policy Improvement and the Inflation Reduction Act

The newly signed Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) can be seen as an exercise in continuous policy improvement involving two key parts of federal health law: Medicare and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  More
John E. McDonough

John E. McDonough

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The Inflation Reduction Act’s Climate Provisions: A Pleasant Surprise

We have become so acclimated to bad news that when the Senate recently passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) with its huge health and climate provisions many were skeptical.  More
David Rosner

David Rosner

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From Build Back Better to Inflation Reduction: Health Equity’s Disappearing Act

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), signed into law by President Biden with great fanfare, promises major health policy gains: the largest-ever federal investment in climate reform; a three-year extension of enhanced premium subsidies that make Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace insurance more affordable to lower- and moderate-income Americans; and landmark Medicare prescription drug pricing reforms.  More
Sara Rosenbaum

Sara Rosenbaum

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