Guest editorial summary on articles selected from the 2018 International Conference on Health Policy Statistics

  • Joseph C. CappelleriEmail author
  • Jason Brinkley


Throughout the past 21 years, the International Conference on Health Policy Statistics (ICHPS), organized by the Health Policy Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association (ASA), has played a vital role in the dissemination process of health policy (and health services) statistics. ICHPS provides a unique forum for discussing research needs and solutions to the methodological challenges in the design of studies and analysis of data for health policy research. The aim of ICHPS is to create interactions among practitioners, methodologists, health service researchers, health economists, and policy analysts so they can exchange and build on ideas they will disseminate to the broader health policy community.

The 12th International Conference on Health Policy Statistics (ICHPS 2018) was held in Charleston, South Carolina, January 10–12, 2018. With its theme “Health Statistical Science Care, Policy, Outcomes”, the conference featured an ambitious program (


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Joseph C. Cappelleri is an employee and stockholder of Pfizer Inc. Jason Brinkley is an employee of Abt Associates Inc.

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pfizer IncGrotonUSA
  2. 2.Abt Associates Inc.DurhamUSA

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