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, econometrics, machine learning, and other emerging areas. Applied research will be considered and is of particular interest if there is evidence that it was implemented or informed a decision-making process.

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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
  • Papers have a strong methodological focus and uses a broad range of advanced quantitative methods
  • Decision-focused: articles should provide answers and insights for clinicians, administrators and policy makers
  • Interested in applied work that contributed to an improved decision or process

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Gregory S. Zaric
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2.150 (2019)
Impact factor
2.488 (2019)
Five year impact factor
34 days
Submission to first decision
270 days
Submission to acceptance
107,632 (2020)
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1572-9389
Print ISSN
1386-9620
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