Call for Abstracts: Special Issue of HSR on International Comparisons of High-Need, High-Cost Patients

Health Services Research (HSR) and the International Collaborative on Costs, Outcomes and Needs In Care (ICCONIC) are partnering to publish a Special Issue on International Comparisons of High-Need, High-Cost Patients: New Directions in Research and Policy. The issue is sponsored by The Health Foundation and the abstract submission deadline is November 30, 2020 has been extended to December 11, 2020. A few more details below and even more here.

The goal of this Special Issue is to highlight cutting-edge work that showcase the potential to learn from international comparisons of high-need, high-cost individuals. A portion of the Special Issue will feature the work of the International Collaborative on Costs, Outcomes and Needs in Care (ICCONIC). ICCONIC consists of 12 partners from North America, Europe and the Pacific who use national and regional patient-level datasets to explore variations in the utilization and costs of health services for particular types of high-need individuals. The rest of the Special Issue will consist of invited submissions that examine areas related to the delivery of care for high-need, high cost-individuals.

We strongly encourage cutting-edge research that opens up new frontiers in the study of high-need, high-cost patients and that delineates key questions that can be addressed in future investigation. Papers that offer a comparative perspective from more than one health system will be prioritized. Papers that are opinion pieces or reviews will not be considered.  While the issue may include a framework/review paper and/or a summary/commentary, these will be solicited separately.

Please see the full description and submission details here.


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