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Scholarly Publications

Implementation science for ambulatory care safety: a novel method to develop context-sensitive interventions to reduce quality gaps in monitoring high-risk patients.

June 2017

Missed evidence-based monitoring in high-risk conditions (e.g., cancer) leads to delayed diagnosis. Current technological solutions fail to close this safety gap.

Development and Validation of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Measures of Potentially Preventable Emergency Department (ED) Visits: The ED Prevention Quality Indicators for General Health Conditions

March 2017

ObjectiveTo develop and validate rates of potentially preventable emergency department (ED) visits as indicators of community health.Data SourcesAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality,...

The Epidemiologic Challenge to the Conduct of Just War: Confronting Indirect Civilian Casualties of War

January 2017

Most civilian casualties in war are not the result of direct exposure to bombs and bullets; they are due to the destruction of the essentials of daily living, including food, water, shelter, and...

Other Publications

The efficiency frontier approach to economic evaluation of health care interventions

October 2010

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...

Recommendations for Modeling Disaster Responses in Public Health and Medicine: A Position Paper of the Society for Medical Decision Making

July 2009

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News

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...

Events

Elena Lucchese, "Ambulance response time: why should we care?"

March 15, 2017

Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record by default.

Health Policy through 2020: The ACA, Payment Reform and Global Challenges

August 29, 2016

This event has reached capacity. Please join us to watch the live-stream at this link. The symposium will focus on the key questions that impact health through the year 2020.

Research in Progress (RIP): "Screening for Breast Cancer: New Guidelines, Old Controversies"

April 26, 2016

Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record.

Projects

Guatemala Rural Child Health and Nutrition Program

The primary goal of the Guatemala Rural Child Health and Nutrition Program is to use the capacities of Stanford University to save young children’s lives in Guatemala and other areas of the world...
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Physician Response to Productivity Incentives

There has been much policy debate about paying physicians by salary or compensating them for the work that they do.
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Smart Agents to Reduce the Parent Health Literacy Burden in the Care of the Children with Medical Complexity

(Partner:  Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Science) This inter-disciplinary project addresses two formidable health care realities: the growing number of patients with chronic...
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People

Douglas K. Owens Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Professor, Pediatrics (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
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
Stephen M. Shortell Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR
John (Jack) W. Rowe Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR