Institutions and Organizations

Scholarly Publications

Who Shall Live? Health, Economics, and Social Choice

December 1998

In this classic book, Professor Victor Fuchs draws on his deep understanding of the strengths and limitations of economics and his intimate knowledge of health care institutions to help readers...

Institutions and Organizations

December 2001

A best seller in its first edition, Institutions and Organizations has been thoroughly revised and expanded.

Organizational Performance: Managing for Efficiency and Effectiveness

December 1997

This book presents cutting edge thinking on the management of health care organizations.

Other Publications

Beyond the Public Plan: Pathway to Control Costs & Transform the Delivery System

July 2009

The current focus of the health reform debate is rightfully beginning to shift to the need to transform the delivery system to contain the long run growth in costs.

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.

The Dedicated VAT Solution

August 2010

The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, co-chaired by former Clinton White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles and former Republican Senate Whip AlanSimpson, faces two over...

News

Researchers call for policy, aid and innovation to help world’s poorest

April 2012

Bill Gates spoke to a Stanford audience about the importance of foreign aid and product innovation in the fight against chronic hunger, poverty and disease in the developing world.

Stanford study shows no evidence that international health aid is wasted

May 2012

In June 2012, Stanford researchers Rajaie Batniji and Eran Bendavid retracted the research findings explained in the following article.

Stanford law professor, security expert to lead FSI

February 2013

When Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar takes the helm of FSI in July, he'll oversee the institute's 11 research centers and programs along with a variety of undergraduate and graduate education...

Events

Children in Crisis Project

April 7, 2011

Paul Wise is a clinical professor of pediatrics and a CHP/PCOR core faculty member.

Projects

Health Care Payment Reform

May 2009

Organized by Stanford Health Policy Director Alan Garber, the Payment Reform Project brings together a group of economists and researchers interested in creating and studying novel approaches to...
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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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Age, Affect Valuation, and Health-Related Decision-Making

What accounts for differences in "ideal affect," or the affective states that people value and ideally want to feel?
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