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Health Outcomes

Scholarly Publications

Tuskegee and the Health of Black Men

August 2017

For forty years, the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male passively monitored hundreds of adult black males with syphilis despite the availability of effective treatment.

Development and Validation of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Measures of Potentially Preventable Emergency Department (ED) Visits: The ED Prevention Quality Indicators for General Health Conditions

March 2017

ObjectiveTo develop and validate rates of potentially preventable emergency department (ED) visits as indicators of community health.Data SourcesAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality,...

The Epidemiologic Challenge to the Conduct of Just War: Confronting Indirect Civilian Casualties of War

January 2017

Most civilian casualties in war are not the result of direct exposure to bombs and bullets; they are due to the destruction of the essentials of daily living, including food, water, shelter, and...

Other Publications

When Tight Blood Pressure Control is not for Everyone: A New Model for Performance Measurement in Hypertension

April 2010

Background: Many patients with hypertension have legitimate reasons to forego standard blood pressure targets yet are nonetheless included in performance measurement systems.

News

Advisory Panel: women ages 30-65 now have second option for cervical cancer screen

September 2017

Women now have the option of getting screened every three or five years for cervical cancer, depending on which type of test they use, according to new draft recommendations from the U.S....

Planting design seeds to fill diagnostic holes at a network of clinics for low-income patients

August 2017

 Design learning and journey maps are all the rage here at Stanford University and in Silicon Valley.

How healthy are we? A podcast with Kathy McDonald

August 2017

In this FSI World Class Podcast, Stanford Health Policy's Kathryn McDonald tells us how the safe, high-quality care we expect got where it is today and what we can do to maintain it.

Events

Elena Lucchese, "Ambulance response time: why should we care?"

March 15, 2017

Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record by default.

Health Policy through 2020: The ACA, Payment Reform and Global Challenges

August 29, 2016

This event has reached capacity. Please join us to watch the live-stream at this link. The symposium will focus on the key questions that impact health through the year 2020.

Research in Progress (RIP): "Screening for Breast Cancer: New Guidelines, Old Controversies"

April 26, 2016

Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record.

Projects

Guatemala Rural Child Health and Nutrition Program

The primary goal of the Guatemala Rural Child Health and Nutrition Program is to use the capacities of Stanford University to save young children’s lives in Guatemala and other areas of the world...
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The Health Effects of Air Pollution: Evidence from Forest Fires

This study examined the link between exposure to particulate matter—a form of air pollution in which fine particles are suspended in the air—and adverse health outcomes for the elderly, who are...
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Systematic Review: The Health Benefits and Harms of Gardening Among the Elderly

This meta-analysis evaluated the extent to which gardening among elderly adults is associated with specific health outcomes, including exercise capacity, body weight, serum lipids, fasting serum...
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People

Grant Miller Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Ivar Sønbø Kristiansen Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR