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Call for Papers

Health Services Research in the Perioperative Setting: Past-Present-Future

Themed Issue in Anesthesia & Analgesia for March 2022

Traditionally, anesthesiologists are highly involved in basic science, translational, and clinical investigations. However, with the growing complexity of our healthcare system, anesthesiologists' focus is gradually shifting to include health services research (HSR), which examines concepts like costs, quality, delivery, organization, and outcomes of anesthesia and surgical services. Such HSR optimally involves a more collaborative approach and thus has the potential to significantly enhance the care we collectively provide our surgical patients. We are thus pleased to announce a planned HSR themed issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia. We invite you and your colleagues to submit your HSR-focused work, including the following manuscript types:   

  • Original Clinical Research Report
  • Narrative Review Article
  • Systematic Review Article
  • Meta-Analysis
  • Special Article
  • The Open Mind

To facilitate discussion on this topic, Anesthesia & Analgesia issues this call for papers on “Health Services Research in the Perioperative Setting: Past-Present-Future." Guest edited by Amir A. Ghafer MD, Carol Peden MB ChB, MD, MPH​, and Zeev N. Kain, MD, submissions are sought in areas related to this topic for consideration for publication in Anesthesia & Analgesia. Authors should review the Journal's current “Instructions for Authors" at

Publication of this themed issue is currently planned for March 2022. ​

The deadline for initial manuscript submission is September 1, 2021.