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Topics for Health Policy section of The Pharos

Following is a partial list of possible topics for the Health Policy section of The Pharos. Submissions should be sent by e-mail to

Systems and principles

  • U.S. health care system, financing and payment
  • Models of care management and control
  • Health insurance
  • Health care safety net
  • Health information technology
  • Physician workforce

Quality and safety

  • Quality indicators, measures, and outcomes
  • Quality improvement
  • Patient safety

Value and equity

  • Medical economics
  • Medical decision making
  • Comparative effectiveness
  • Health disparities

Politics and law

  • History and consequences of major health care legislation
  • Adverse events, medical errors, and malpractice

Adapted from "Advancing Medical Education by Teaching Health Policy." Mitesh S. Patel, MD, MBA, Matthew M. Davis, MD, MAPP, and Monica L. Lypson, MD, MHPE. The New England Journal of Medicine, February 24, 2011, pp. 695-97.

Updated on March 30, 2011.

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