Health Care Management Science publishes papers dealing with health care delivery, health care management, and health care policy. Papers should have a decision focus and make use of quantitative methods including management science, operations research, statistics, analytics, economics, econometrics, machine learning, and other emerging areas. Applied research will be considered. Applied research is of particular interest if there is evidence that it was implemented or informed a decision-making process. Evidence of the value of applied research can come in the form of statistics or attestations from managers. Papers describing unsuccessful applied research projects may be considered if there are generalizable learning points addressing why the project was unsuccessful.

Officially cited as: Health Care Manag Sci
  • Offers rigorous scientific approaches towards solving problems in health care delivery, health care management, and health care policy
  • Decision-focused: articles should provide answers and insights for clinicians, administrators and policy makers
  • Uses a broad range of advanced quantitative methods
  • Interested in applied work that contributed to an improved decision or process

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  • Gregory S. Zaric
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

2.059 (2018)
Impact factor
2.447 (2018)
Five year impact factor
22 days
Submission to first decision
170 days
Submission to acceptance
78,551 (2018)

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