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

  • Weathering in Detroit: Place, Race, Ethnicity and Poverty as Conceptually Fluctuating Social Constructs Shaping Variation in Allostatic Load
  •  A Commons for Supply Chain in the Post-COVID-19 Era: The Case for a Reformed Strategic National Stockpile
  1. Early View Original Scholarship

    The Role of Value‐Based Payment in Promoting Innovation to Address Social Risks: A Cross‐Sectional Study of Social Risk Screening by US Physicians

    By:  Amanda L. Brewster Taressa K. Fraze Laura M. Gottlieb Jennifer Frehn Genevra F. Murray Valerie A. Lewis

    Context: One of the most important possibilities of value‐based payment is its potential to spur innovation in upstream prevention, such as… More

  2. Early View Original Scholarship

    Ethical and Legal Implications of Remote Monitoring of Medical Devices

    By:  I. Glenn Cohen Sara Gerke Daniel B. Kramer

    Context: Millions of life‐sustaining implantable devices collect and relay massive amounts of digital health data, increasingly by using… More

  3. Early View Milbank Quarterly Classics

    The (Still) Limited Contribution of Medical Measures to Declines in Mortality

    By:  David A. Kindig

    “Medical measures appear to have contributed little to the overall decline in mortality in the United States since about 1900.” Readers might assume… More

  4. Early View Perspective

    US State Polarization, Policymaking Power, and Population Health

    By:  Jennifer Karas Montez

    The troubling trend in US life expectancy and the widening disparities in life expectancy across the United States have deep roots. This article… More

  5. Early View Original Scholarship

    Approval of Cancer Drugs With Uncertain Therapeutic Value: A Comparison of Regulatory Decisions in Europe and the United States

    By:  Maximilian Salcher-Konrad Huseyin Naci Courtney Davis

    Context: Regulatory agencies are increasingly required to make market approval decisions for new drugs on the basis of limited clinical evidence, a… More

  6. Early View Original Scholarship

    Educational Inequalities in Hospital Use Among Older Adults in England, 2004-2015

    By:  George Stoye Ben Zaranko Martin Shipley Martin McKee Eric J. Brunner

    Context: Expanding access to health care is once again high on the US political agenda, as is concern about those who are being “left behind.” But… More

  7. 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

  8. 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

A Master of Health Policy: Remembering the Incomparable Contributions of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

It goes without saying that United States Supreme Court Justices are transcendently skilled lawyers. Indeed, there is no higher recognition of legal…  More
Sara Rosenbaum

Sara Rosenbaum

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The Health of the Child and COVID-19

In my basement office, visible over my shoulder in my daily video calls, is a framed print of the famous World War I poster entitled, “The health of…  More
Joshua M. Sharfstein

Joshua M. Sharfstein

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America Must Work with Its Southern Neighbors to Fight the COVID Pandemic

Thus far, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken more than 200,000 lives in the United States. In this frightening time, Americans understandably are focused…  More

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