Quality (295) New journal: IJQHC Communications (1) Widening the scope of research on quality of care

29 August, 2021

With thanks to a tweet from Shams Syed, WHO, I learned about this new open-access journal: IJQHC Communications. The contents of volume 1, issue 1 are available here:


'IJQHC Communications is an open-access, peer-reviewed, international journal that publishes research related to quality and safety in health care, with a focus on implementation science, for a worldwide readership.'

Here is an example paper:

CITATION: Widening the scope of research on quality of care

Dena Javadi. IJQHC Communications, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1093/ijcoms/lyab002

Published: 06 July 2021


- Leveraging the strengths of different methodologies to widen the scope of research on quality of care enhances the range of tools and approaches for quality improvement.

- Health provider perspectives on implementing quality metrics can be captured through embedded implementation research and used to strengthen and contextualize metrics while also addressing risk factors for burnout.

- The evidence base on quality of care would benefit from further research on topics such as the use of quality metrics in interprofessional teams, quality of care in emergencies, and equity in the design and implementation of metrics

Best wishes, Neil

Neil Pakenham-Walsh, HIFA Coordinator, neil@hifa.org www.hifa.org