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Health Outcomes

Scholarly Publications

Theoretical Foundations of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

December 1996

A unique, in-depth discussion of the uses and conduct of cost-effectiveness analyses (CEAs) as decision-making aids in the health and medical fields, Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine is...

Health Outcomes and Costs of Community Mitigation Strategies for an Influenza Pandemic in the United States

December 2010

Background. The optimal community-level approach to control pandemic influenza is unknown. Methods.

Who Gets Second Opinions?

December 1999

Six states require health plans to provide or authorize second medical opinions (SMOs).

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

Better datasets and tech will benefit patients

May 2015

The explosion of big data is transforming the way those in health care are diagnosing, treating and preventing disease, panelists at the Big Data inBiomedicine said on its opening day.

The impact of war and conflict on child health

June 2015

In this video, Paul Wise, the Richard E.

Maria Polyakova wins Ernst-Meyer Prize

June 2015

Maria Polyakova, an assistant professor of health research and policy at the Stanford School of Medicine, is this year’s recipient of the Ernst-Meyer Prize, which recognizes original research about...

Events

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.

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.

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.

Projects

Increasing Physical Activity Among the Elderly: A Meta-Analysis of the Effectiveness of Pedometers

This study was the first to synthesize quantitatively the literature on the effectiveness of pedometers to change physical activity and health outcomes among the elderly.  Preliminary results were...
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Global Analysis of Technological Change in Health Care (TECH)

The TECH project is an international collaboration aimed at understanding patterns of technology adoption and diffusion of medical care and the effects of these patterns on patient outcomes.
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Economic and Health Outcomes of Different Stress Testing Strategies following Myocardial Infarction

This study will evaluate various stress testing strategies in elderly patients following myocardial infarction.
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People

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