New research led by Stanford Health Policy's David Chan and David Studdert finds that veterans rushed by ambulance to VA hospitals have significantly higher survival rates than veterans transported to non-VA hospitals. The public often perceives that the VA provides a lower quality of care, but the researchers say the data disprove those perceptions.
Chronic kidney disease affects one-in-seven adults and is the ninth leading cause of death in the United States. A new Stanford-led study now provides clinicians with a powerful, cost-effective treatment for their patients with renal disease.
Two Stanford law, labor and health experts explain the legal and health implications of the Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for large companies, while upholding another federal regulation calling on health-care workers in federally funded facilities to be vaccinated.
SHP researchers awarded grant to continue their clinical trial testing out a digital app they hope will prevent preterm births.
After Kaylynn Purdy lost her older brother to a drug overdose, she chose to write about his death to highlight the human faces behind the opioid epidemic both in Canada and here in the United States.
In a blow to arguments that a federal paid leave law would harm small businesses, a new study co-authored by SHP's Maya Rossin-Slater finds that support for paid leave among small employers is not only strong, but also increased as the pandemic added new strain to the work-life juggle.
Panelists for the Department of Health Policy's inaugural Health Equity Panel discuss the health disparities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as families and health and consequences from lack of gender equity, and the impact of Medicaid on access to care, insurance coverage, racial disparities and maternal and infant health. Panel video is embedded in this story.
Mexico City was hit hard by COVID-19 at the end of 2020, which may have been due in part to big holiday gatherings and public festivals. The SHP modeling team is warning that the sprawling metropolitan area could face another winter surge — by offering evidence of how the numbers spiked after the holidays and into the new year.
Litigation over mask mandates takes a bizarre turn after political leaders in eight states introduce bans on mask requirements. Some state bans apply only to mandates adopted by school districts; others are broader. In this JAMA Health Forum viewpoint, health law experts Michelle Mello and David Studdert look at the various lawsuits, court rulings — and possible solutions.
The latest study by the Stanford Health Policy COVID-19 modeling team shows that vaccination continues to provide powerful protection from the delta variant, even among people who have been infected before.
Stanford Researchers Document Progress, Missed Opportunities in Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake
Unequal COVID-19 vaccination rates in the United States have compounded existing disparities in cases, hospitalizations and deaths among Black and Hispanic populations. SHP researchers quantify how differential vaccine uptake by race and ethnicity within each US state produced substantial vaccination coverage disparities during the initial scale-up among older adults.
Doctors often complain that patients don’t follow instructions. But when it comes to their own medical care, physicians do not necessarily do a better job than their patients.
He will continue exploring how data analytics, decision science, simulation modeling, and infectious disease epidemiology can improve the health of residents of California state prisons and enhance preparedness for future epidemics.
In this Frontiers in Medicine flash talk, SHP's Joshua Salomon explains how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the urgent need to pair advances in scientific discovery with programs and policies that ensure all people can benefit from these breakthroughs.
President Biden announced sweeping new mandates meant to push an estimated two-thirds of American workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine and stem the tide of the latest Delta wave of the pandemic. Health law expert Michelle Mello weighs in.
Joshua Salomon and colleague Alyssa Bilinski write in this Health Affairs blog that there is an unmet need for a hybrid modeling approach: models that explore long-term questions, as in scenario models, but hew close to empirical data, as in forecasts.
Health experts are now recommending that clinicians begin screening patients for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes at age 35.
Stanford Health Policy celebrated the launch of the new Department of Health Policy on Sept. 1, 2021, as well as SHP Director Douglas K. Owens being named inaugural chair of the 13th basic sciences department within the School of Medicine.
In this New England Journal of Medicine perspective, SHP's Michelle Mello writes that more than 1,000 lawsuits have challenged public health orders shuttering business, banning indoor worship, restricting travel and mandating masks. She argues that the outcome of these cases will have a lasting impact on our public health.
Does having more health information actually change behavior? Freakonomics Radio host Bapu Jena talks to SHP's Maria Polyakova and her colleague Petra Persson to explore whether doctors make healthier choices than the rest of us.
When Low Tech Wins
When Low Tech Wins
The COVID-19 pandemic forced clinicians and patients to adopt telemedicine. In this New England Journal of Medicine perspective, Health Services Research master's alum Jacqueline Baras Shreibati looks back on how telemedicine impacted her and her patients.
The SHP prison project team is out with two more studies to help prisons prevent and reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
Democracies Linked To Greater Universal Health Coverage Compared With Autocracies, Even In An Economic Recession
Democracies are more likely than autocracies to maintain universal health coverage, even amid economic recessions, when access to affordable, effective health services matters most, according to new research led by SHP PhD student Tara Templin.