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Veterans Rushed to VA Hospitals Have Significantly Better Outcomes

February 2022

New research led by Stanford Health Policy's David Chan and David Studdert finds that veterans rushed by ambulance to VA hospitals have significantly higher survival rates than veterans...

Chronic Kidney Disease Now Has Powerful, Cost-Effective Treatment

February 2022

Chronic kidney disease affects one-in-seven adults and is the ninth leading cause of death in the United States. A new Stanford-led study now provides clinicians with a powerful, cost-effective...

A Look at the Supreme Court Ruling on Vaccination Mandates

January 2022

Two Stanford law, labor and health experts explain the legal and health implications of the Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for large...

Preventing Preterm Deliveries Using a Digital Approach

December 2021

SHP researchers awarded grant to continue their clinical trial testing out a digital app they hope will prevent preterm births.

Health Policy Student: My Brother’s Death Is Not a Statistic

November 2021

After Kaylynn Purdy lost her older brother to a drug overdose, she chose to write about his death to highlight the human faces behind the opioid epidemic both in Canada and here in the United States.

New Study Shows Support for Paid Family Leave Grew During Pandemic

November 2021

In a blow to arguments that a federal paid leave law would harm small businesses, a new study co-authored by SHP's Maya Rossin-Slater finds that support for paid leave among small employers is...

The Department of Health Policy's Inaugural Health Equity Panel

November 2021

Panelists for the Department of Health Policy's inaugural Health Equity Panel discuss the health disparities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as families and health and consequences...

COVID-19 and End-of-Year Holiday Gatherings in Mexico City

October 2021

Mexico City was hit hard by COVID-19 at the end of 2020, which may have been due in part to big holiday gatherings and public festivals. The SHP modeling team is warning that the sprawling...

The Political and Judicial Battles Over Mask Mandates for Schools

October 2021

Litigation over mask mandates takes a bizarre turn after political leaders in eight states introduce bans on mask requirements. Some state bans apply only to mandates adopted by school districts;...

Effectiveness of the COVID-19 Vaccine in One California Prison

October 2021

The latest study by the Stanford Health Policy COVID-19 modeling team shows that vaccination continues to provide powerful protection from the delta variant, even among people who have been infected...

Stanford Researchers Document Progress, Missed Opportunities in Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake

October 2021

Unequal COVID-19 vaccination rates in the United States have compounded existing disparities in cases, hospitalizations and deaths among Black and Hispanic populations. SHP researchers quantify how...

For Doctors, Taking Medical Advice Is Sometimes a Hard Pill to Swallow

October 2021

Doctors often complain that patients don’t follow instructions. But when it comes to their own medical care, physicians do not necessarily do a better job than their patients.

Goldhaber-Fiebert Wins Impact Lab Design Fellowship for Prison Work

October 2021

He will continue exploring how data analytics, decision science, simulation modeling, and infectious disease epidemiology can improve the health of residents of California state prisons and enhance...

Joshua Salomon: Pairing Science with Policy to Combat Pandemic

September 2021

In this Frontiers in Medicine flash talk, SHP's Joshua Salomon explains how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the urgent need to pair advances in scientific discovery with programs and policies...

Michelle Mello: Biden's New Vaccine Mandates

September 2021

President Biden announced sweeping new mandates meant to push an estimated two-thirds of American workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine and stem the tide of the latest Delta wave of the pandemic...

Pandemic Models Can Be More Useful: Here’s How

September 2021

Joshua Salomon and colleague Alyssa Bilinski write in this Health Affairs blog that there is an unmet need for a hybrid modeling approach: models that explore long-term questions, as in scenario...

Celebrating the Launch of the New Department of Health Policy

September 2021

Stanford Health Policy celebrated the launch of the new Department of Health Policy on Sept. 1, 2021, as well as SHP Director Douglas K. Owens being named inaugural chair of the 13th basic sciences...

Health Experts Recommend Diabetes Screenings at 35 as Obesity Climbs

September 2021

Health experts are now recommending that clinicians begin screening patients for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes at age 35.

The COVID-19 Pandemic Spurs Outbreak of Another Kind: Litigation

September 2021

In this New England Journal of Medicine perspective, SHP's Michelle Mello writes that more than 1,000 lawsuits have challenged public health orders shuttering business, banning indoor worship,...

Do As Docs Say, Not As They Do

August 2021

Does having more health information actually change behavior? Freakonomics Radio host Bapu Jena talks to SHP's Maria Polyakova and her colleague Petra Persson to explore whether doctors make...

Tackling COVID-19 Among Prison Populations in California and Beyond

August 2021

The SHP prison project team is out with two more studies to help prisons prevent and reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

When Low Tech Wins

August 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic forced clinicians and patients to adopt telemedicine. In this New England Journal of Medicine perspective, Health Services Research master's alum Jacqueline Baras Shreibati...

Democracies Linked To Greater Universal Health Coverage Compared With Autocracies, Even In An Economic Recession

August 2021

Democracies are more likely than autocracies to maintain universal health coverage, even amid economic recessions, when access to affordable, effective health services matters most, according to new...

Improving the Performance of Health Plan Payment Systems

August 2021

Sherri Rose illustrates ways to improve payments to health-care plans, making them more efficiently and fairly distributed.

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