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.

Officially cited as: Health Care Manag Sci
  • Offers rigorous scientific approaches towards solving key health care problems
  • Takes an interdisciplinary approach that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries
  • Covers productivity and operations analysis, information systems, financial management, strategic management, managed care, and systems dynamics

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Gregory S. Zaric
Publishing model
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
17 days
Acceptance to publication
78,551 (2018)
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Electronic ISSN
1572-9389
Print ISSN
1386-9620
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  8. EBSCO Health Policy Reference Center
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