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Vic Fuchs on health care: A diagnosis, a proposal

February 2018

 At age 94, with an extensive collection of health policy research and publications under his belt, Victor Fuchs has a lot to say about the health care system. The high cost. The uninsured.

Stanford PhD student develops novel formula to help donors determine where to put their global aid

February 2018

As global health assistance for developing countries dwindles, a Stanford student working on her PhD in health policy has developed a novel formula to help donors make more informed decisions about...

Addressing the religious-objection conundrum of mandated hospital influenza vaccination

January 2018

In April 2016 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued Mission Hospital, a large North Carolina health system, after it denied employee requests for religious exemptions from an...

Tackling the High Cost of Prescription Drugs

December 2017

The high cost of prescription drugs in the United States came under scrutiny in a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicines, “Making Medicines Affordable: A...

In patient injury cases, revealing facts & offering apology does not lead to increase in lawsuits, study finds

October 2017

Sometimes a straightforward explanation and an apology for what went wrong in the hospital goes a long way toward preventing medical malpractice litigation and improving patient safety.

Study shows one federal food program may lead to lower health-care expenditures

September 2017

As the national debate over health-care costs continues, it’s good to learn that one government program appears to be lowering medical expenditures for those Americans who need it most.Stanford...

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.

Mello calls for reforms to practice of overlapping surgeries

July 2017

Stanford Health Policy’s Michelle Mello is calling for reforms to the practice of overlapping surgery, a practice in which surgeons juggle multiple operations at the same time.

Better health projections lead to better health policy, says new SHP faculty member

July 2017

Stanford Health Policy’s newest faculty member, Joshua Salomon, believes that one urgent need in global health research is to improve forecasts of the patterns and trends that are behind the major...

Austerity measures have led to significant health declines

July 2017

Stanford Health Policy’s Sanjay Basu, an assistant professor of medicine, argues in this commentary in Social Science & Medicine that austerity measures adopted after the global financial...

Stanford researchers say U.S. policies on drugs and addiction could use a dose of neuroscience

June 2017

Tens of thousands of Americans die from drug overdoses every year — around 50,000 in 2015 — and the number has been steadily climbing for at least the last decade and a half, according to the...

Home dialysis for end-stage kidney disease is on the rise

May 2017

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...

Steve Asch appointed editor-in-chief of world’s premiere primary care journal

May 2017

The Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM) has appointed Stanford Health Policy’s Steve Asch as an editor-in-chief.JGIM is the highest rated journal for primary care research in the world.

Medical malpractice reform likely back on table under Secretary Price

March 2017

Michelle Mello and David Studdert write in this New England Journal of Medicine commentary that medical malpractice reform is likely to be back on the federal agenda.

Cutting Medicaid hurts all kids, rich and poor

March 2017

“If you want to kill rich kids, cut Medicaid,” said Wise. “If you’re a rich kid with a serious chronic problem, you’re going to want facilities that provide high-quality care.

Two-thirds of patients see doctors who are paid by drug and device companies

March 2017

About two-thirds of American patients see doctors who receive payments from drug companies, but almost none of them know it.In a collaborative study between Drexel, Stanford and Harvard,...

Do higher prescription drug prices affect usage for elderly patients?

February 2017

When drug prices go up, does demand decrease? Not necessarily said Maria Polyakova. Her study of Medicare Part D will help determine how older people respond to price changes for prescription drugs.

Fighting for children’s health care: A pediatrician’s perspective

February 2017

The health policy decisions made in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., impact health care programs, and these changes trickle down to communities where the results are deeply felt.

Human health already suffers from climate change and the effects are getting worse, Stanford scholars say

February 2017

Stanford scholars across disciplines tell us what we can expect and how we can mitigate the effects of climate change on health.

New ban on US aid to family planning groups could have unintended consequences

January 2017

The Trump administration’s reinstatement of a policy that bans U.S.

The shameful legacy of Tuskegee syphilis study still impacts African-American men today

January 2017

Herman Shaw was a 30-year-old cotton farmer in Tuskegee, Alabama, when he saw a flyer offering free medical care by the U.S.

Planning for aging populations in Japan

December 2016

Japan's population is old and getting older.

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Douglas K. Owens Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
Bradley Efron Professor, Statistics, Professor, Health Research and Policy
Randall S. Stafford Professor, Medicine
Victor R. Fuchs Professor, Economics, Emeritus
Wei Yu Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR
Henry T. Greely Professor, Law
Susan M. Frayne Associate Professor, Medicine
Daniel P. Kessler Professor, Law, Professor, Political Economy
Stefanos A. Zenios Professor, Operations, Information and Technology, Professor, Health Care Management
Mark W. Smith Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR
Oddvar Kaarboe Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR