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The International Journal for Quality in Health Care (IJQHC) is a leading international peer-reviewed scholarly journal addressing research, policy, and implementation related to the quality of health care and health outcomes for populations and patients worldwide. The journal is truly interdisciplinary, welcoming original contributions in the disciplines of health services research, health care evaluation, policy, health economics, quality improvement, management, and clinical research focused on the quality and safety of care. The journal reaches a global audience including researchers, clinical care professionals, quality assurance professionals, policymakers, managers, educators, and students of health-related disciplines.

This peer-reviewed journal is truly interdisciplinary and includes contributions from representatives of all health professions such as doctors, nurses, quality assurance professionals, managers, politicians, social workers, and therapists, as well as researchers from health-related backgrounds.

The Journal also contains news of the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), including announcements of forthcoming courses, symposia, and congresses.


YearImpact FactorSsi: Health Policy & ServicesSi: Health Care Sciences & Services
20131.58439 out of 7049 out of 85
20121.79326 out of 6735 out of 82
20111.95821 out of 6233 out of 76
20102.06417 out of 5624 out of 71
20091.88118 out of 4929 out of 69
20081.56119 out of 4130 out of 62
20071.32620 out of 4032 out of 57
20061.44417 out of 3926 out of 56

This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Science Citation Index and Social Science Citation Index by ISI.

Abstracting and Indexing Services

International Journal for Quality in Healthcare is covered by several major indexing services including:

Abstracts on Hygiene and Communicable Diseases
ASCI Database
British Nursing Index
CAB Abstracts
Current Contents® /Clinical Medicine
Excerpta Medica Abstract Journals
Health & Safety Science Abstracts
Science Citation Index®