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It's a win-win: Hospitals should apologize for mistakes

November 2018

Research by Stanford Health Policy’s Michelle Mello looks at what happens when a group of hospitals started systematically acknowledging adverse outcomes in care by  apologizing and proactively...

Hospitals should consider underused resource to cut costs and promote value-based care

July 2018

There is a wealth of data that could help hospitals cut costs while still providing high-quality service for patients, if physicians were willing to join forces with administrators to truly...

Better health projections lead to better health policy, says new SHP faculty member

July 2017

Stanford Health Policy’s newest faculty member, Joshua Salomon, believes that one urgent need in global health research is to improve forecasts of the patterns and trends that are behind the major...

What will happen to Medicare and Medicaid under the new administration?

December 2016

With the future of U.S. health care in flux, questions abound about the incoming Republican administration's impact on federal programs like Medicare and Medicaid.

How might the election affect Obamacare?

November 2016

Stanford Health Policy faculty members Michelle Mello, David Studdert and Laurence Baker discuss repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how it could affect health coverage in the United States.

Switching Medicare Part D coverage could save consumers hundreds every year

August 2016

According to a new study by Maria Polyakova, most Medicare Part D enrollees do not change their plans from year to year — even though plans can change drastically.

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...

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.

Health economists press for chronic disease as top agenda item

March 2016

Nearly 100 health economists from across the United States signed a pledge urging U.S. presidential candidates to make chronic disease a policy priority.

Health policy wonks love this season of Downton Abbey

February 2016

This season, “Downton Abbey's” plot line has health policy wonks on the edge of their seats: a heated debate about hospital consolidation that closely parallels what’s going on in the U.S.

Stanford researchers launch new approach to health policy in India

March 2014

Grant Miller and Nomita Divi are spearheading the Stanford India Health Policy Initiative, a program that rethinks health care in India.