Newsroom

News

Filter:

Filter results Close
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded

Legal US immigrants may be scared to sign up for benefits

News / August 3, 2018

The Trump administration's immigration crackdown may be leading to an unintended consequence: a drop-off in benefits enrollment among legal Hispanic immigrants, according to new research by Stanford Health Policy's Marcella Alsan.

Show body Show body

A better way to measure progress toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals

News / July 23, 2018

A new calculation that combines health and economic well-being at the population level could help to better measure progress toward the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and illuminate major disparities in health and living standards across countries, and between men and women, according to a new study by Stanford and Harvard researchers.

Show body Show body

More racial diversity among physicians would lead to better health among black men, research shows

News / July 18, 2018

African-American doctors could help reduce cardiovascular mortality among black men by 19 percent — if there was more racial diversity among physicians, according to a new study led by Stanford Health Policy’s Marcella Alsan.

Show body Show body

Rosenkranz Prize winner hopes to develop malaria vaccine targeting pregnant women

News / July 11, 2018

Pregnant women and their unborn children are more susceptible to the adverse consequences of malaria. This year's Rosenkranz Prize winner, Prasanna Jagannathan, is investigating new strategies to lay the foundation for a vaccine to prevent malaria in pregnancy.

Show body Show body

Hospitals should consider underused resource to cut costs and promote value-based care

Blog / July 2, 2018

There is a wealth of data that could help hospitals cut costs while still providing high-quality service for patients, if physicians were willing to join forces with administrators to truly understand how much their services cost, according to a new article by Stanford researchers.

Show body Show body

Most clinical trial participants find benefits outweigh risks in sharing personal data

News / June 6, 2018

Most participants in clinical trials believe the benefits of broadly sharing person-level data outweigh the risks, according to new research by Stanford Health Policy's Michelle Mello. 

Show body Show body

Stanford scholars examine causes and consequences of people dropping ACA plans

News / June 6, 2018

The health insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could unravel because its enrollees strategically drop in and out of coverage, Stanford scholars write in a new working paper released June 4 by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Show body Show body

Millions could have incorrect statin, aspirin & blood pressure prescriptions

News / June 4, 2018

More than 11 million Americans may have incorrect prescriptions for aspirin, statins and blood pressure medications, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Show body Show body

Task Force now believes some men should consider prostate cancer screening

News / May 8, 2018

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is now recommending that men aged 55 to 69 talk to their physicians about whether to get the PSA test for prostate cancer. New evidence indicates screening in this age group can reduce the risk of metastatic cancer and the chance of dying from prostate cancer.

 

Show body Show body

Cuts to Medicaid hurt all kids, rich and poor

News / May 4, 2018

Cuts to Medicaid hurt all children — rich and poor. Because hospitals that deal with serious childhood injuries and illnesses depend on the public funding as much as those poor families who get medical care under the government insurance program.

Show body Show body

Paul Wise elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

News / May 1, 2018

Paul H. Wise, the Richard E. Behrman Professor of Child Health and Society, professor of pediatrics, and a Senior Fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, is elected to the 2018 membership class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Show body Show body

The fog of development: Evaluating the Millennium Villages Project

News / April 20, 2018

Renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs launched an ambitious — some would say audacious — experiment back in 2005 in his quest to prove that we can end global poverty if we take a holistic, community-led approach to sustainable development.

 

 
Show body Show body

The growing inequality of life expectancy in the United States

News / April 19, 2018

Recent mortality trends in the United States are disturbing. Life expectancy for the total population decreased in 2015 for the first time since 1993, with larger decreases for some groups than others. Inequality in life expectancy has stopped falling and along some dimensions — such as between low-income and high-income Americans — it is increasing.

Show body Show body

The link between losing a relative during pregnancy and the mental health of the child

News / April 5, 2018

A pair of Stanford scholars focuses on the impact that loss has on often-overlooked family members: babies. A new publication by Petra Persson and Maya Rossin-Slater indicates that losing a loved one during pregnancy may actually impact the mental health of the child as he or she grows into adulthood.

Show body Show body

Research into impact of gun violence on public health highlighted as issue becomes part of national dialogue

Blog / March 26, 2018

As millions marched against gun violence across the country on Saturday, research by Stanford Health Policy experts about the impact of gun ownership on public health was also in the spotlight.

Show body Show body

Global Health Economics Colloquium: universal health care only works if quality of care is high

News / March 22, 2018

Health care has become the largest sector of the global economy, now accounting for more than 10 percent of Gross World Product, or $7.5 trillion. And it’s only going to get bigger as economists expect that figure to approach $18 trillion in two decades. And yet, the quality of care and health outcomes are not keeping pace.

Show body Show body

Medicare's blame game: David Chan finds what conventional wisdom gets wrong

News / February 26, 2018

David Chan's new research finds that even though members of an advisory committee for Medicare are biased toward physician specialties, the partiality often bridges across specialty lines and may improve the quality of its price-setting recommendations.

Show body Show body

A Case Study: the Mosul Trauma Response

News / February 16, 2018

Stanford Health Policy's Paul Wise traveled to Iraq last year with a small delegation of physician-academics to evaluate the World Health Organization's system to treat civilians injured in the battle for Mosul. Now, the team members have published their findings in an in-depth report put out by Johns Hopkins University's Center for Humanitarian Health.

Show body Show body

Study shows expanding hepatitis C testing to all adults is cost-effective and improves health outcomes

News / February 15, 2018

Screening all adults for hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) is a cost-effective way to improve clinical outcomes of HCV and identify more infected people compared to current recommendations, according to a new study by SHP’s Joshua Salomon and colleagues.

 

Show body Show body

Vic Fuchs on health care: A diagnosis, a proposal

News / February 8, 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. The fragmentation. During a speech at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), the pioneering health economist narrowed his gaze to whether a single-payer system is the fix to those problems.

Show body Show body

Addressing the religious-objection conundrum of mandated hospital influenza vaccination

Q&A / January 31, 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 influenza-vaccination requirement. The lawsuit, which alleges that the hospital violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, is one of a trio of lawsuits in the past two years in which the EEOC has intervened to challenge vaccination mandates for health-care workers. Facing a full-blown trial in February, the hospital agreed to settle the case on January 12, compensating the employees and revising its vaccination mandate policy.

Show body Show body

Jay Bhattacharya considers Medicaid policy change that allows states to require eligible patients to work

Q&A / January 22, 2018

The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) sent a letter to state Medicaid directors on January 11 announcing a policy change that allows states to experiment with how they deliver the public health insurance for low-income residents of their states. The provision that prompted headlines was its suggestion that state officials seek a waiver to Medicaid regulations allowing them to attach work requirements, or what CMS calls “community engagement,” for eligibility among able-bodied adults.

Show body Show body

Suing drug companies could help stem the national opioid epidemic

News / December 21, 2017

At least 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. The epidemic has claimed more than 300,000 lives since 2000 and is expected kill another half million over the next decade. So perhaps it’s time to step up lawsuits against the drug manufacturers that sell the opioids to the tune of $13 billion per year, Stanford Health Policy’s Michelle Mello argues in a commentary in the current issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.

Show body Show body

Pages

Members of the media should contact Stanford Health Policy Communications Manager Beth Duff-Brown

bethduff@stanford.edu

650-736-6064