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Stanford researchers find 15 million children in high-mortality hotspots in Sub-Saharan Africa

October 2016

New spatial analysis shows that progress in combating child mortality has been highly uneven, even within countries where overall declines are substantial.

Massive ambulance service reduces neonatal and infant mortality in India

October 2016

Independent research by Stanford Health Policy scholars published in the October edition of the health policy journal, Health Affairs, indicates EMRI’s ambulance system has had a significant impact...

Do the benefits outweigh the risks in targeted hypertension treatment?

September 2016

Imagine there’s a new pill on the market. It promises you a one in 200 chance of avoiding a heart attack, stroke, heart failure, or death over the next year — if you take it religiously.

Call for papers: Conference on the economics of ageing

July 2016

The Asia Health Policy Program at Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, in collaboration with scholars from Stanford Health Policy's Center on Demography and Economics of Health and...

Rosenkranz Prize winner to launch microbiome research project in Africa

July 2016

Ami S. Bhatt is this year's winner of the Rosenkranz Prize, which she will use to help launch a microbiome research project in Africa.

Increasing efficiency in the ER though teamwork among physicians

May 2016

Triage nurses typically assign patients to emergency room doctors who are on call or working a shift.

Study: Promoting abstinence, fidelity for HIV prevention is ineffective

May 2016

In a study of nearly 500,000 individuals in 22 countries, researchers could not find any evidence that these programs had an impact on changing individual behavior.

Measuring return on investment in health care

February 2016

What is the best way to measure returns on investments in health care? This was at the crux of the third annual Global Health Economics Consortium Colloquium.

Could OrderRex become the Amazon of EMRs?

November 2015

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Trick or Treat: using mobile health to save one tooth at a time

October 2015

PLAQUEMONSTER encourages children to brush and floss. However, the true purpose of the app is to provide feedback on the user’s engagement that can be used for future forays into mobile health.

Crossing disciplines and using technology could help populations in need

October 2015

Medical researchers must work together across disciplines to provide better health care to those who need it most, according to panelists at Stanford Medicine’s Annual Population Health Sciences...

Foreign aid should be realigned to target malaria & TB

July 2015

Reallocating foreign aid to step up the fight against malaria and TB could lead to greater overall health improvements in developing nations.

Copayments appear tied to antimicrobial resistance

July 2015

The increasing resistance to antimicrobial drugs is a growing public health concern, particularly in low- and middle-income countries that require high out-of-pocket payments for prescription drugs.

Treating men at high risk for HIV makes economic sense, says Stanford study

April 2012

Eran Bendavid says the results of his work are a departure from a previous study.

Government's new HIV screening guidelines influenced by CHP/PCOR research

October 2006

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced new guidelines recommending that all Americans ages 13 to 64 be voluntarily screened for HIV infection.