Policy Prescriptions® originated in 2006 with the goal of providing concise reviews of the health policy literature to stakeholders such as clinicians, policy makers, and the lay public. The organization was founded by two physicians whose work for the United States Congress revealed an imminent need to connect decision makers with clinicians as a means to improve the state of the American health care system. Policy Prescriptions® appeared online July 18, 2008. Our analysts and contributors are available to speak at conferences and grand rounds by contacting: support[AT]policyprescriptions[DOT]org.
“Medicine is a social science, and politics is nothing else but medicine on a large scale. Medicine, as a social science, as the science of human beings, has the obligation to point out problems and to attempt their theoretical solution: the politician, the practical anthropologist, must find the means for their actual solution… The physicians are the natural attorneys of the poor, and social problems fall to a large extent within their jurisdiction.”
- Rudolf Virchow
OUR INCEPTION STATEMENT: We will specialize in conducting analysis of the health policy literature with particular attention to the role of the political process. Among our products will be a newsletter publication that contains concise and timely analysis of health policy ideas, opinions, and health services research. Reviewed topics must be relevant to health policy in the United States. - CD (2006)