Health Services Management




Das Special Issue “Geographic Variation in Health Care – 40 Years of “Small-Area Variation” der Zeitschrift Health Policy ist erschienen

“In December 1973, Wennberg and Gittelsohn published their seminal article on variations in health in Vermont. Since then, researchers worldwide seek to advance the understanding of the causes and consequences of unwarranted variation that cannot be explained on the basis of illness, patient preferences, or medical science.


It is a matter of particular interest of Health Policy to support these efforts by offering a platform of exchange for the international community. To mark – and celebrate – the 40th anniversary of “Small area variation in health care delivery”, Health Policy therefore published this special issue. Researchers from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, Taiwan, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States contributed to this volume – testifying that the topic is truly of global importance”.

The special issue was edited by Leonie Sundmacher. For more information, please read the Editorial or follow the link.