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Healthcare Delivery Gets its Own Journal

Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, January 31, 2013

Asked what she thought of the new effort, Susan Dentzer, editor in chief of Health Affairs, replied by e-mail, "We warmly welcome this exciting new journal to the delivery system innovation 'space'."

Even as many publications are cutting back, it occurs to me that there is a need for such a journal, one whose pages aren't taken up with clinical trial results about new medications or stent devices, but which illustrates the fundamental goal of healthcare: care of the patient.

During interviews with at least four published authors about their papers dealing with how we measure safety and quality in recent weeks, I asked them why their papers were so short, and left so many questions hanging.

On background, they all confided the same lament. They'd submitted lengthy manuscripts intended as original contributions or featured pieces, only to see them delayed for years, and/or cut to a fraction of their original length, and/or relegated to a lesser status, for example as "research letters" of barely one page.

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3 comments on "Care Delivery Gets its Own Journal"


Kim Judd (2/5/2013 at 6:00 PM)
I agree with the previous post regarding Registered Nurse representation on the list of contributers. There are many well qualified nurses who could contribute. One suggestion might be to contact the American Organization of Nurse Executives for recommendations.

Elizabeth Hudson-Weires, RN, BSN (2/1/2013 at 10:21 AM)
This appears to be a great new concept for a scholarly and peer reviewed articles concerning direct patient care.Congratulations and best wishes for success. My only concern is the lack of at least one RN on the announced editorial board. When the discussion is concerning patient care at the bedside the nurse actually caring for the patient at the bedside should be at least involved in the discussion. Do not miss out on the advantage of having your team member's valuable input. Thank you.

Hella (1/31/2013 at 2:43 PM)
This journal is not free, it costs $99 for a personal subscription and $700 for an institution. http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/QUA-288852/Healthcare-Delivery-Gets-its-Own-Journal