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International Journal of Health Services
Editor: Vicente Navarro

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Of the major English-language health policy journals, the IJHS ranks in the
top five for frequency of citation of its articles in the scientific literature.

The Journal contains articles on health and social policy, political economy and sociology, history and philosophy, ethics and law in the areas of health and health care. The Journal provides analysis of developments in the health and social sectors of every area of the world, including relevant scholarly articles, position papers, and stimulating debates about the most controversial issues of the day. It is of interest to health professionals and social scientists interested in the many different facets of health, disease, and health care.

"A Journal with long-term impact, International Journal of Health Services ranked first in half-life in the category of health policy and services journals in the 2012 ISI Web of Knowledge Journal Citation Reports."

Baywood Publishing is pleased to announce our article,
Elevated In Vivo Strontium-90 from Nuclear Weapons Test Fallout among Cancer Decedents:
A Case-Control Study of Deciduous Teeth

by Joseph J. Mangano and Janette D. Sherman
appearing in the IJHS, Volume 41:1 has been recognized by The New York Times.

Click the title to read the abstract of this ground-breaking article; the first to address fallout cancer risk using radiation measurements in human bodies.

Read the Study of Baby Teeth Sees Radiation Effects, By Matthew L. Wald, The New York Times, Published: December 13, 2010

For more, we urge you to read the Radiation and Public Health Project Organization Press Release
  • Abstracts of Hospital Management Studies
  • Abstracts on Hygiene and Communicable Diseases
  • All-Russian Institute of Scientific and Technical Information
  • Alternative Press Index
  • Applied Social Science Index & Abstracts
  • Critical Health
  • CSA Biological/Medical Group
  • Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature (CINAHL)
  • Current Contents/Health Services Administration
  • Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • EBSCO Publishing Database
  • EMBASE/Excerpta Medica
  • Family Index Database
  • Family Studies Database
  • Health Care Literature Information Network (HECLINET)
  • Health Economic Evaluations Database (HEED)
  • Hospital Literature Index
  • IBR (International Bibliography of Book Reviews)
  • IBSS (International Bibliography of the Social Sciences)
  • IBZ (International Bibliography of Periodical Literature Covering All Fields of Knowledge)
  • Index Medicus
  • International Development Abstracts
  • Medical Care Review
  • Medical Socioeconomic Research Sources
  • NCCDPHP (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion)
  • NISC (National Information Services Corporation)
  • Referatenblad
  • Social Sciences Citation Index
  • Social Welfare
  • Studies on Women Abstracts
  • Tropical Diseases Bulletin

This is one of the most interesting journals in health policy and international health. It has provided a most important forum for new analysis and ideas. It has enriched the international debate on how to improve the health of All People.
–Dr. Jo Asvall, Director General, European Office of the World Health Organization

It is a journal that I always read from the beginning to end. It is a must for any person interested in understanding the underdevelopment of health in most of the world today. It includes many articles relevant to those of us working in underdeveloped countries.
–Dr. Jaime Breilh, Professor of Social Medicine, University of Quito, Ecuador

No other journal has made equivalent contributions to the analysis of health services around the world. The IJHS is unique, and it is therefore essential reading for those concerned with the problems of health care and with new approaches toward solving them.
–Dr. Victor Sidel, Past President, American Public Health Association


The archive—
This impressive collection of electronic, fully searchable pdf's spans 28 years beginning with Volume 1, 1971, through Volume 28, 1998; it comprises 112 issues, 1174 articles, and 18,385 pages. The collection may be purchased outright for the low price of $976.00*, or may be received as part of an enhanced subscription for just $98.00/year over the current subscription rate. The outright purchase is a truly remarkable value for this quality and quantity of content—for over 18,000 pages, the breakdown is less than 6 cents per page!

International Journal of Health Services, born 40 years ago, quickly became and remains a sought after forum for the exchange of concepts, problems, and techniques in health services planning among health professions from fields covering the political, social and economic environments as they pertain to health.

40 years of devotion to the betterment of the health of all peoples.

We encourage you to examine this extensive resource collection; all article abstracts from the collection are free to read.

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International Journal of Health Services is a peer refereed journal.

© Copyright Volume 1 -  1971 through Volume 44 - 2014

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Print ISSN: 0020-7314
On-Line ISSN: 1541-4469

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