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Handgun Ownership and Suicide in California

June 2020

BACKGROUND Research has consistently identified firearm availability as a risk factor for suicide.

Ethics and Governance for Digital Disease Surveillance

May 2020

Digital epidemiology—the use of data generated outside the public health system for disease surveillance—has been in use for more than a quarter century [see supplementary materials (SM)].

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally — The U.S. Response to Covid-19

May 2020

Covid-19 has exposed major weaknesses in the United States’ federalist system of public health governance, which divides powers among the federal, state, and local governments.

How to Prevent and Manage Hospital-Based Infections During Coronavirus Outbreaks: Five Lessons from Taiwan

May 2020

During the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003, Taiwan reported 346 confirmed cases and 73 deaths. Of all known infections, 94% were transmitted inside hospitals.

Examining Pharmaceutical Benefits in the United States—A Framework

May 2020

Pharmacy benefit managers (PBM) are important intermediaries in the pharmaceutical supply chain in the US. Under the general umbrella of administering outpatient prescription drug benefits for...

Federal Funding For State And Local Contact Tracing Efforts Is An Urgent Priority, And A Bargain

May 2020

Rallying cries around COVID-19 have shifted from “flatten the curve” to “reopen America.” After weeks of restrictions on movement, commerce, and social connections across most areas of the country,...

Privileges and Immunity Certification During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 2020

As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis enters its next phase, attention turns to the widespread testing programs needed to resume and maintain normal life activities. Effective...

Provider Discretion and Variation in Resource Allocation: The Case of Triage Decisions

One of the most challenging environments in health care is the emergency department (ED) A key decision-maker in that context is triage nurses, who assess patient illness severity and influence...

Standing Up against Gender Bias and Harassment — A Matter of Professional Ethics

April 2020

“We believe health professionals have a moral duty to practice `upstanding’ — intervening as bystanders — in response to sexual harassment and general bias and that this obligation should be...

Diagnostic Testing for the Novel Coronavirus

March 2020

Controversies over diagnostic testing have dominated US headlines about severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the novel coronavirus responsible for coronavirus disease 2019 ...

Response to COVID-19 in Taiwan Big Data Analytics, New Technology, and Proactive Testing

March 2020

Taiwan is 81 miles off the coast of mainland China and was expected to have the second highest number of cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) due to its proximity to and number of flights...

Cost-Effectiveness of Transitional Care Services After Hospitalization With Heart Failure

February 2020

Background: Patients with heart failure (HF) discharged from the hospital are at high risk for death and rehospitalization.

The 2016 California Policy to Eliminate Nonmedical Vaccine Exemptions and Changes in Vaccine Coverage: An Empirical Policy Analysis

December 2019

Vaccine hesitancy, the reluctance or refusal to receive vaccination, is a growing public health problem in the United States and globally.

Catherine Lei CV

October 2019

Estimation of global insulin use for type 2 diabetes, 2018–30: a microsimulation analysis

November 2018

Background: The amount of insulin needed to effectively treat type 2 diabetes worldwide is unknown.

The fog of development: evaluating the Millennium Villages Project

August 2018

 Shira Mitchell and colleagues' endline evaluation of the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) in The Lancet Global Health marks an important chapter in our understanding of Africa’s meandering path...

Anesthesia Care Team Composition and Surgical Outcomes

August 2018

The adjusted mortality for care teams with anesthesiologist assistants was 1.6% (95% CI, 1.4 to 1.8) versus 1.7% for care teams with nurse anesthetists (95% CI, 1.7 to 1.7; difference −0.08; 95% CI...

Cost Effectiveness of Radiation and Chemotherapy for High-Risk Low Grade Glioma

August 2018

The standard of care treatment for maximally resected, high risk (≥ 40 years old or sub-totally resected) low grade glioma (LGG) patients was established by RTOG 9802, which showed an overall...

Poverty and Community-Acquired Antimicrobial Resistance with Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase–Producing Organisms, Hyderabad, India

August 2018

The decreasing effectiveness of antimicrobial agents is a global public health threat, yet risk factors for community-acquired antimicrobial resistance (CA-AMR) in low-income settings have not been...

ACA Marketplace Premiums and Competition Among Hospitals and Physician Practices

July 2018

In this study published in the American Journal of Managed Care, the authors found that premiums for ACA Marketplace plans were higher in rating areas in which physician, hospital, and insurance...

Robust relationship between air quality and infant mortality in Africa

June 2018

Poor air quality is thought to be an important mortality risk factor globally, but there is little direct evidence from the developing world on how mortality risk varies with changing exposure to...

Does Diversity Matter for Health? Experimental Evidence from Oakland

June 2018

 We study the effect of diversity in the physician workforce on the demand for preventive care among African-American men.

Learning on the Job: Evidence from Physicians in Training

March 2018

Abstract: Learning on the job creates a tradeoff in team decisions: Workers with less knowledge have less to contribute to team decisions, but experiential learning may require that trainees also...

Industry Input in Policymaking: Evidence from Medicare

February 2018

Abstract: In setting prices for physician services, Medicare solicits input from a committee that evaluates proposals from industry.

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Jonathan Lee Stanford Health Policy Jonathan Lee PhD Student, Health Policy
Zainub Zainub Dhanani Master's Student, Health Policy
Olsen Griffin Olsen Intermountain Fellow
Tom Handley Stanford Health Policy Tom Handley Master's Student, Health Policy
kp Kaylynn Purdy, MD Master's Student, Health Policy
Vincent Jappah Stanford Health Policy Jlateh Vincent Jappah PhD Student, Health Policy
Lucia Chen Stanford Health Policy Lucia Chen Postdoctoral Research Fellow, SHP
Jiayi Zhao Jiayi Zhao Master's Student, Health Policy
ttemplin Tara Templin PhD Student, Health Policy
personal crop Vishal Duggal VA Informatics Fellow, SHP
jasmin Jasmin Moshfegh PhD Student, Health Policy
Marika Cusick Marika Cusick PhD Student, Health Policy