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: 7.425
Journal Citation Reports ® 2018 Rankings: 1/81 (Health Policy & Services; 1/98 (Health Care Science & Services)

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

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  • Medicare’s Bundled Payment Initiatives for Hospital-Initiated Episodes: Evidence and Evolution
  • Situating the Continuum of Overdose Risk in the Social Determinants of Health: A New Conceptual Framework
  1. Early View Original Scholarship

    US State Policies, Politics, and Life Expectancy

    By:  Jennifer Karas Montez Jason Beckfield Julene Kemp Cooney Jacob M. Grumbach Mark D. Hayward Huseyin Zeyd Koytak Steven H. Woolf Anna Zajacova

    Context: Life expectancy in the United States has increased little in previous decades, declined in recent years, and become more unequal across US… More

  2. Early View Original Scholarship

    Power and Purchasing: Why Strategic Purchasing Fails

    By:  Scott L. Greer Katarzyna Klasa Ewout van Ginneken

    Context: Strategic purchasing of health care has been a popular policy idea around the world for decades, with advocates claiming that it can lead to… More

  3. Early View Original Scholarship

    Savings or Selection? Initial Spending Reductions in the Medicare Shared Savings Program and Considerations for Reform

    By:  J. Michael McWilliams Laura A. Hatfield Bruce E. Landon Michael E. Chernew

    Context: The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) establishes incentives for participating accountable care organizations (ACOs) to lower spending… More

  4. Early View Original Scholarship

    Legal Feasibility and Implementation of Federal Strategies for a National Retail‐Based Fruit and Vegetable Subsidy Program in the United States

    By:  Jennifer L. Pomeranz Yue Huang Dariush Mozaffarian Renata Micha

    Context: Suboptimal intake of fruit and vegetables (F&Vs) is associated with increased risk of diet‐related diseases. Yet, there are no US… More

  5. Early View Original Scholarship

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

    By:  Erin C. Fuse Brown Erin Trish Bich Ly Mark A. Hall Loren Adler

    Context: Out‐of‐network air ambulance bills are a growing problem for consumers. Because most air ambulance transports are out‐of‐network and… More

Current Issue

  1. Perspective

    COVID-19 and Underinvestment in the Public Health Infrastructure of the United States

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  2. Milbank Quarterly Classics

    Detailing the Primary Care Imperative–Remembering Barbara Starfield

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  3. Perspective

    Bending the Cost Growth Curve and Expanding Coverage: Lessons from Germany’s All‐Payer System
    A Tribute to Uwe Reinhardt

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  4. Original Scholarship

    Can Social Policies Improve Health? A Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis of 38 Randomized Trials

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  5. Original Scholarship

    Rethinking Integrated Care: A Systematic Hermeneutic Review of the Literature on Integrated Care Strategies and Concepts

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    Leading Innovative Practice: Leadership Attributes in LEAP Practices

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Policies and models concerning the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that operate on the assumption that preparedness and response will occur under…  More

Who You Gonna Call? COVID-19 and the Future of Telemedicine

Like many privileged Manhattan residents, my family was lucky to escape from New York City as the number of cases of COVID-19 was on its steepest…  More
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