Comparative effectiveness research
Eran Bendavid says the results of his work are a departure from a previous study. Earlier research found giving preventative drugs to large groups of gay men at high risk for HIV was not cost-effective when compared with other commonly accepted programs. Read more »
FSI Stanford, CHP/PCOR News
The professor of medicine and general internist was one of the first faculty members to join CHP/PCOR when the centers were founded in 1998. Much of his work on HIV and cardiovascular disease has focused on measuring the benefits of certain treatments and interventions against their costs. Read more »
In an interview with the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), Alan Garber discusses cost-effectiveness research and its importance to health care reform. Read more »
CDDRL, Program on Liberation Technology News
The February 10 Liberation Technology seminar titled, Can ICT Improve Clean Water Delivery Systems in Slums? Lessons from Kibera was led by two Stanford students, Katherine Hoffman, M.A. Candidate in International Policy Studies and Global Health together with Sunny Jeon, PhD candidate in Political Science. Hoffman and Jeon presented on the topic of the M-Maji system, a start-up non-profit project that uses mobile phones to empower communities with better information about water availability, price, and quality. M-Maji emerged from the Designing Liberation Technologies course taught at the Stanford d.school, which is dedicated to using mobile phone technology for health improvement in Kibera. Read more »
CHP/PCOR Press Release
People go to emergency departments when they've broken a leg, been stabbed or otherwise need urgent care. But a new study from the Stanford Health Policy finds that 90 percent of EDs nationwide also offer preventive-care services. Read more »
FSI Stanford, FSE Press Release
Advances in high-yield agriculture during the Green Revolution have helped feed the planet and slow the pace of global warming by cutting the amount of biomass burned - and the resulting greenhouse gas emissions - when forests or grasslands are cleared for farming. Emissions have been trimmed by half a trillion tons of carbon dioxide, according to Stanford researchers Jennifer Burney, David Lobell and colleague Steven Davis in a newly released study.
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IOM recommendations for sodium intake cites SHP studyCHP/PCOR in the news
The Institute of Medicine issued recommendations for decreasing sodium intake in the United States, and drew upon a recent study by Stanford Health Policy trainee Crystal Smith-Spangler, director Alan Garber and core faculty member Douglas Owens. The IOM report referenced their Annals of Internal Medicine paper, which found that a voluntary effort by the U.S. food service industry to reduce salt in processed foods could prevent strokes and heart attacks in nearly a million Americans and saving $32.1 billion in medical costs.
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