Call for Papers

American Health & Drug Benefits offers an open forum for all healthcare participants to exchange ideas and present their data, innovations, and initiatives to facilitate patient-centered healthcare and benefit design models that meet the needs of all stakeholders—Distributors, Employers, Manufacturers, Patients, Payers, Providers, Purchasers, Regulators, and Researchers.

Readers are invited to submit articles that aim at improving the quality of patient care and patient well-being while reducing or controlling costs, enhancing the health of communities and patient populations, as well as other topics relevant to benefit design with specific implications to policymakers, payers, and employers.

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Areas of High Interest

  • Adherence Concerns
  • Benefit Design
  • Case Studies
  • Comorbidities and Cost Issues
  • Comparative Effectiveness Research
  • Decision-Making Tools
  • Ethics in Medicine
  • Health Economics Research
  • Health Information Exchange
  • Health Plan Initiatives
  • Innovations in Healthcare
  • Literature Reviews
  • Managed Care
  • Medicare/Medicaid
  • Patient Outcomes/Advocacy
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Policy Issues
  • Prevention Initiatives
  • Real-World Evidence
  • Reimbursement Strategies
  • Social Media in Healthcare
  • Survey Results
  • Value-Based Healthcare

Clinical Topics of High Interest

Aging—With the aging of the US population there is a growing need for early implementation of outcomes-based preventive and therapeutic strategies for older people. Diabetes, Obesity—The growing epidemics of these twin metabolic conditions mandates a thorough examination of best therapies, adherence issues, access, and prevention strategies.
Allergies—Allergies, such as allergic or seasonal rhinitis, affect millions of Americans daily, resulting in a significant economic burden and human cost. Under­treatment and lack of adherence are common obstacles to patient management. Gastrointestinal conditions—Recognizing GI conditions, such as hepatitis C, Crohn’s disease, or inflammatory bowel disorder, remains a challenge.
Arthritis—Musculoskeletal conditions are on the increase, yet many patients are undiagnosed and untreated. Comparing new and emerging therapies is a key target for improving patient outcomes and reducing costs. Infectious Diseases—The spread of common and emerging pathogens within the hospital and in the community remains a major concern requiring increased vigilance.
Cancer care—The growing focus on high-cost biologic agents dictates an enhanced study of these therapeutic options, including reimbursement policies and cost management. Mental Disorders—Depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia exert a huge financial and human burden on individuals, employers, and payers. Topics of interest include comparative effectiveness analyses, adherence, best practices, and reimbursement.
Cardiovascular disease—Outcomes-based research on appropriate therapies, cost comparisons, emerging prevention strategies, and best practices will enhance readers’ decision-making. Pain Management—Chronic pain is associated with many complicated medical disorders and an enormous economic burden, yet pain medications are still underused.

Manuscripts should follow the Manuscript Instructions for Authors.
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