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Is the Coronavirus as Deadly as They Say?

March 2020

Current estimates about the Covid-19 fatality rate may be too high by orders of magnitude, Stanford Health Policy's Eran Bendavid and Jay Bhattacharya write in this editorial published in the Wall...

SHP faculty to Teach Students How To Build COVID-19 Mathematical Projection Models for Policymakers

March 2020

Stanford Health Policy's Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert and Stanford Medicine's Jason Andrews will be teaching a class for Stanford undergrads and graduate students on how to build mathematical models to...

Michelle Mello Answers Questions About the Federal Rollout of the Coronavirus Test

March 2020

We asked Stanford Health Policy's Michelle Mello — a professor of medicine and law — to answer some questions about the federal rollout of diagnostic testing for the coronavirus.

Karen Eggleston Examines China’s Looming Demographic Crisis, in Fateful Decisions

February 2020

China has tremendous resources, both human and financial, but it may now be facing a perfect storm of challenges.

Task Force: Not Enough Evidence to Recommend Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Elderly

February 2020

More evidence-based research is needed before the U.S.

Study Finds Transitional Care Services Cost-Effective After Hospitalization for Heart Failure in Elderly

January 2020

Elderly patients hospitalized with congestive heart failure have a poor prognosis and high risk of death and hospital readmission.

Karen Eggleston on Coronavirus Outbreak and Health Policy Implications

January 2020

Updated January 24Millions of residents in China are under lockdown measures as the number of reported deaths from the coronavirus outbreak rises to 26.

The Pitfalls of Outsourcing Public Welfare & Healthcare

October 2019

When it comes to rooting out wasteful spending in federal entitlement programs, attention has long focused on preventing beneficiaries from gaming the system.

Poor, Older Americans Healthier If They Live in More Affluent Communities

September 2019

New research by Maria Polyakova shows that older, low-income Americans tend to be healthier if they live in more affluent areas of the country.

All Adults Should Be Tested for Hepatitis C; It Now Kills More Americans Than All Other Reportable Infectious Diseases Combined

August 2019

A task force of national health experts has released a draft recommendation to screen all adults 18 to 79 years for the hepatitis C virus (HCV), noting the opioid epidemic has fueled what has...

After limits on residency work hours, did doctors perform worse? New study says no

July 2019

New research by Jay Bhattacharya and colleagues finds that cutting back medical residents' workweek to 80 hours has not impacted the quality of their work.

U.S. Foreign Policy to Restrict Abortion Funding Results in More Abortions

June 2019

A foreign policy enacted by American presidents opposing abortion results in less funding for family planning and birth control, leading to more unwanted pregnancies, according to new research by...

Financing Longevity: Addressing the Challenges of an Aging World

May 2019

People today can generally expect to live longer and, in some parts of the world, healthier lives.

A Team of Decision-Scientists Tackles Opioid Epidemic’s Inroads on HIV with NIH MERIT Award

April 2019

The opioid epidemic is threatening the hard-fought gains in the prevention and control of HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV). Stanford Health Policy's Douglas K.

Examining the accuracy of Medicare payments to physicians

April 2019

Medicare made $70 billion in payments to physicians in 2017 for care they provided to the 44 million Americans.

An unintended consequence of Open Payments database, which reveals physician payments from drug companies

April 2019

Drug companies and medical device manufacturers have long cultivated ties with physicians and hospitals in an effort to promote their wares.

Douglas K. Owens named chair of USPSTF, the body of experts behind many health-care decisions

March 2019

Stanford Health Policy’s Douglas K. Owens was named chair of the U.S.

Choice of Medicare drug plan reduces opioid use

December 2018

New research by a trio of Stanford scholars shows how different insurance strategies affect the volume of opioid use and could help stem inappropriate prescribing behaviors. 

A glimmer of hope in the opioid epidemic among patients with musculoskeletal pain

December 2018

In new research by Health Research and Policy’s Eric Sun, the risk for chronic opioid use among patients with musculoskeletal pain actually decreased slightly between 2008 and 2014. 

Understanding the link between preeclampsia and heart disease later in life

November 2018

Stanford researchers are awarded a 4-year, $6 million NIH grant to study the links between preeclampsia and subsequent risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) as they grow older.  

Determining the cost-effectiveness of an innvovative cancer therapy for children

September 2018

A cutting-edge treatment for blood cancer in children with promising short-term remission rates has nevertheless come under intense scrutiny due to its unprecedented cost.

Are the opioid companies responsible for the epidemic?

August 2018

In this Q&A, Stanford Law Professors Michelle Mello, an expert in health law and core faculty member at Stanford Health Policy, and Nora Freeman Engstrom, an expert in tort law and complex...

Women over 30 can now choose HPV test as only screening for cervical cancer

August 2018

Federal health advisors say women can now consider three options when it's time for their cervical cancer screening tests. The influential group, the U.S.

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