Health Policy News
At least 245 primary and secondary schools in the United States have experienced a shooting — killing 146 people and injuring 310 — since the country's first mass school shooting at Columbine High School in April 1999.
Now, new Stanford-led research sounds an alarm to what was once a silent reckoning: the mental health impact to tens of thousands of surviving students who were attending schools where gunshots rang out.
A study has found that local exposure to fatal school shootings increased antidepressant use among youths.
Stanford Health Policy researchers, led by Josh Salomon, have been awarded a five-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct health and economic modeling to guide national and local policies and programs focusing on some of the most important infectious diseases in the United States.
A team of Stanford experts, including SHP's Paul Wise, has produced a series of videos aimed at benefiting children detained at the U.S. border. Intended for lawyers who work with detained migrants, the videos describe how to interview young people using techniques informed by scientific knowledge on trauma.
Stanford Health Policy’s Kathy McDonald — one of the nation’s leading experts in patient safety and health-care quality — has been named a distinguished professor at Johns Hopkins University, and will soon be leaving the Stanford Cardinal for the Hopkins Blue Jays.
When it comes to rooting out wasteful spending in federal entitlement programs, attention has long focused on preventing beneficiaries from gaming the system. A new Stanford study identifies a fresh cause for concern: the for-profit companies that the U.S. government increasingly tasks with providing benefits to Americans who are often poor, elderly or both.
Stanford Medicine has announced a merger of its Division of Health Services Research from the Department of Health Research and Policy with the Center for Health Policy and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research — joining together the School of Medicine’s leading researchers in the field of health policy.
On August 26, Judge Thad Balkman delivered a $572 million judgment against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson for the company’s role in fueling the opioid epidemic in Oklahoma. In the discussion that follows, Stanford Law Professors Michelle Mello and Nora Freeman Engstrom discuss the decision and how other cases tied to the national opioid crisis are developing.
All Adults Should Be Tested for Hepatitis C; It Now Kills More Americans Than All Other Reportable Infectious Diseases Combined
A task force of national health experts has released a draft recommendation to screen all adults 18 to 79 years for the hepatitis C virus (HCV), noting the opioid epidemic has fueled what has become the most common chronic bloodborne pathogen in the United States.
Surprise, out-of-network charges billed to privately insured Americans who received inpatient care at in-network hospitals more than doubled between 2010 and 2016, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Task Force: Breast and Ovarian Cancer Survivors and Women of Certain At-Risk Ancestry Added to Patients Who Should Be Assessed for Risk of Having the BRCA1/2 Gene Mutation
The risks of ovarian and breast cancer are as high as 45% and 70%, respectively, in women carrying genetic mutations. So the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is updating its recommendation for primary-care clinicians: They should now consider women with previous breast cancer or ovarian cancer who are considered cancer-free for genetic counseling — and more explicitly include ancestry as a risk factor.
Americans have witnessed repeated mass shootings. The carnage in Texas and Ohio last weekend, which claimed 31 lives, has left the nation stunned and angry. Stanford Health Policy's David Studdert notes, however, that mass shootings only represent less than 1% of all the firearms deaths in the United States each year.
The American Academy of Arts & Sciences appoints Stanford pediatrics professor Paul Wise and two other global health experts to lead a new initiative to develop new strategies to protect civilians, health care and cultural heritage in areas of extreme violence.
Primary care physicians in the United States are increasingly joining multispecialty group practices, such as the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Stanford Health Care. Stanford Health Policy’s Loren Baker and Kate Bundorf analyzed how a physician’s single practice vs. a multispecialty practice (MSP) affects health-care spending and use.
A foreign policy enacted by American presidents opposing abortion results in less funding for family planning and birth control, leading to more unwanted pregnancies, according to new research by SHP's Eran Bendavid and Grant Miller.
Dr. George Rosenkranz —a world-renowned scientist who devoted his life to improving global health and established a prize to foster innovative research among emerging Stanford scholars — leaves behind an extraordinary legacy of science and humanitarianism.
Rosenkranz was 102 when he died Sunday after a prolific scientific career, one that would forever change the course of women’s reproductive lives.