End-stage renal disease makes up 7.2 percent of Medicare spending, even though those patients represent less than 1 percent of the Medicare population, according to a database that tracks chronic kidney disease.
A glimpse of Sanjay Basu’s work begs the question, “What doesn’t he do?”From testing a San Francisco nutrition program, to breaking down some of the world’s largest data sets, to inspiring a national diabetes and obesity reduction program in India, Basu is a true interdisciplinary scholar.
As immigration policy ideas dance around Washington, children’s health rarely enters the discussion. According to Stanford pediatrician Fernando Mendoza, new policies could have a huge impact on the well-being of children with immigrant parents.
Stanford Health Policy’s Douglas K. Owens has been appointed vice chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine.