Over the past five years, top public health and health services research journals have increased publications of public health services and systems research (PHSSR). Given the rapidly evolving nature of PHSSR, an increasing number of qualitative studies would be expected; however, there seems to be a relative dearth of published qualitative studies.
Carlton, Erik; Kim, Hyunmin; Gilmore, Sean; and Saha, Anand
"Qualitative Public Health and Health Services Research: By the "Numbers","
Tennessee Medicine E-Journal: Vol. 3
, Article 4.
Available at: http://ejournal.tnmed.org/home/vol3/iss2/4