Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

Jounal of Patient-Centered Research and ReviewsThe Summer 2016 issue (PDF, 3.2MB) of Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews (JPCRR) is now available!

The cover story centers on the potential impact surgery start times have on hospital efficiency. The authors found a large number of first-of-the-day procedures begin late, with a profound effect on overall costs. Other original research in this issue includes one study on whether the presence of circulating tumor cells signifies prognosis in patients with lung cancer and another on the factors driving up health care costs for leukemia patients.

Other reports featured in this Volume 3, Issue 3 include an insightful editorial by Dr. Nick Turkal, president and CEO of Aurora Health Care, on the state of health care reform; an impassioned patient-centered essay composed by a veteran family physician; and a fresh "Clin-IQ" by two resident physicians. Last but certainly not least, the complete meeting proceedings from the 2016 annual conference of the Health Care Systems Research Network are available, including a workshop summary on engaging patients in the research process.

To download individual articles, visit the journal's open-access website at

JPCRR is focused on scholarly works devoted to improving patient care through research and discovery. A quarterly publication, JPCRR features peer-reviewed original research and reviews for a multidisciplinary audience in medicine, health care, prevention, and translational and basic science.

Issues include:

  • Original Research
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Narrative Reviews
  • Editorials and Topics
  • Patient-Centered Essays
  • Supplemental Content

Manuscript submissions on general medical topics are welcome at any time. The journal also has several open calls for papers from specific specialties. To be considered for inclusion in one of these upcoming special issues, authors are strongly encouraged to submit manuscripts relating to Neurological Disorders by January 1 and Health Disparities by July 1.

To submit a paper to JPCRR, follow the instructions provided at For other inquires, please contact Dennis Baumgardner, MD, editor-in-chief, at 414-219-5191.


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