Health Economics Information Resources: A Self-Study Course
Module 1, Part 2: Key Information Sources
These journals investigate all aspects of health economics such as the theory and methods of economic analyses and health policy.
Examples of discipline-based journals include:
Pure economics journals investigate economic theory, methods and application. Two sites provide a list of economics journals.EconBase (Elsevier)
Health services research and health policy journals also cover the methods and application of economic analyses and health policy.
The following is a list of journals within health services research that are particularly relevant to health economics and health policy with links to their publishers.
General medical journals, such as, for example, the British Medical Journal, JAMA, NEJM, and Annals of Internal Medicine publish studies relating to economic factors affecting all aspects of health and health care on a regular basis. Articles also apply economic analyses in research. These journals report and provide comment on national and international health policy issues. Often articles are slanted to the study of health economics in a particular country such as England or the United States.
Specialist medical journals
Specialist journals such as the American Journal of Gastroenterology or Journal of the American Geriatric Society tend to publish studies relating to economic factors affecting the delivery of health care within the specialty or on the application of economic analyses within the specialty.