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Table 4 Number/percentage of qualitative articles published in top health services & policy research journals, 1999 to 2008

From: Paucity of qualitative research in general medical and health services and policy research journals: analysis of publication rates

Journal 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Total
Am J Manag Care            
   qualitative empirical articles 1 2 1 3 1 2 1 2 2 0 15
   total empirical articles 124 178 140 164 86 149 140 113 108 116 1318
   percentage qualitative 0.8 1.1 0.7 1.8 1.2 1.3 0.7 1.8 1.9 0.0 1.1
Health Affairs            
   qualitative empirical articles 1 2 1 5 2 2 0 4 3 0 20
   total empirical articles 133 145 153 182 172 227 251 220 218 178 1879
   percentage qualitative 0.8 1.4 0.7 2.7 1.2 0.9 0.0 1.8 1.4 0.0 1.1
Health Econ            
   qualitative empirical articles 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 6
   total empirical articles 56 58 57 56 78 87 109 92 86 84 763
   percentage qualitative 0.0 0.0 1.8 0.0 1.3 1.1 0.0 0.0 2.3 1.2 0.8
Health Serv Res            
   qualitative empirical articles 0 0 3 2 0 2 3 5 2 0 17
   total empirical articles 72 82 74 83 93 110 107 115 126 101 963
   percentage qualitative 0.0 0.0 4.1 2.4 0.0 1.8 2.8 4.3 1.6 0.0 1.8
J Health Econ            
   qualitative empirical articles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   total empirical articles 38 51 52 54 53 55 57 60 59 104 583
   percentage qualitative 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Med Dec Mak            
   qualitative empirical articles 1 0 2 0 1 2 0 2 3 1 12
   total empirical articles 52 53 54 61 48 58 57 49 64 82 578
   percentage qualitative 1.9 0.0 3.7 0.0 2.1 3.4 0.0 4.1 4.7 1.2 2.1
Medical Care            
   qualitative empirical articles 0 0 3 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 14
   total empirical articles 180 129 129 167 151 161 175 191 184 183 1650
   percentage qualitative 0.0 0.0 2.3 1.8 2.0 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.8
Milbank Q            
   qualitative empirical articles 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 5
   total empirical articles 21 19 20 23 19 19 29 21 20 22 213
   percentage qualitative 0.0 5.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.3 0.0 4.8 0.0 9.1 2.3
Qual Saf Health Care            
   qualitative empirical articles --- --- --- 2 1 6 7 8 5 10 39
   total empirical articles     66 88 99 102 95 80 82 612
   percentage qualitative     3.0 1.1 6.1 6.9 8.4 6.3 12.2 6.4
Value Health            
   qualitative empirical articles --- 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 4
   total empirical articles   12 25 30 45 52 50 46 62 152 474
   percentage qualitative   0.0 0.0 3.3 2.2 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.8