World Medical & Health Policy
World Med Health Pol
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World Medical & Health Policy is a unique journal dedicated to the intersection of politics, policy, medicine, and public health. The Journal’s primary objective is to contribute to improved global health by providing the necessary knowledge to translate scientific evidence into the normative function of politics. Politics and policy often blurs the boundaries between scientific evidence and social values, especially in a globalizing world. Medical practice today occurs in an increasingly complex environment governed by global trade, socio-cultural interactions, and rapid technological advances. Regulations, laws, international relations, and natural and human made disasters all affect access to medical care and preventive services. Economic imperatives, diplomacy, and humanitarian interventions impact health outcomes — often in unexpected and unintended ways. One of the primary objectives of World Medical & Health Policy is to encourage and promote interdisciplinary research at the intersection of public policy and medical practice, and to translate research into policies and practice standards. The journal will highlight the practical implications of political and policy choices, and will include opinions and case studies from practitioners in the field alongside scholarly research articles. By bringing a policy perspective to medical practice, the journal helps readers navigate the often tangled world of regulations, liability, and standards of care, and deepens their awareness of ethics, practices, and the socio-economic context in which they are created. By translating empirical evidence into policy, the journal also helps policymakers design programs that improve health outcomes, with special attention to the proper allocation of scarce resources.
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