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Health Outcomes

Scholarly Publications

Theoretical Foundations of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

December 1996

A unique, in-depth discussion of the uses and conduct of cost-effectiveness analyses (CEAs) as decision-making aids in the health and medical fields, Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine is...

Health Outcomes and Costs of Community Mitigation Strategies for an Influenza Pandemic in the United States

December 2010

Background. The optimal community-level approach to control pandemic influenza is unknown. Methods.

Who Gets Second Opinions?

December 1999

Six states require health plans to provide or authorize second medical opinions (SMOs).

Other Publications

When Tight Blood Pressure Control is not for Everyone: A New Model for Performance Measurement in Hypertension

April 2010

Background: Many patients with hypertension have legitimate reasons to forego standard blood pressure targets yet are nonetheless included in performance measurement systems.

Evaluating Social Programs: The Case of World Health Partners-Sky

May 2019

This case looks at the challenges of managing and evaluating  new models of healthcare delivery in international development.

News

Stanford anthropologist assesses proposed smoking bans in China

December 2014

China’s State Council has put forth draft legislation that would ban smoking in public spaces, part of the government’s larger advocacy efforts to help curb tobacco use nationwide.

Karen Eggleston coedits special issue on China-India population ageing

February 2015

A rapidly aging population poses serious challenges for many countries around the world, particularly in Asia, home to the most populous countries.

Better datasets and tech will benefit patients

May 2015

The explosion of big data is transforming the way those in health care are diagnosing, treating and preventing disease, panelists at the Big Data inBiomedicine said on its opening day.

Events

Evidence on the Benefits of Primary Care: Implications for Asia

October 22, 2009

As part of health reforms announced in April 2009, China plans to expand and strengthen primary care (i.e., provision of first contact, person-focused, ongoing care over time, and coordinating care...

Russia’s Public Health Crisis: Examining the Politcal Causes of Dismal Health Outcomes Since the Collapse of Communism

January 27, 2012

In spite of the economic advances and increases in GDP since the collapse of communism, Russia suffers from a range of dismal public health outcomes reminiscent of a much poorer country.

Single-mothers in Japan: Living Arrangements and Well-Being

January 24, 2011

Winter Quarter Japan Seminar Series The prevalence of single-mother families in Japan has increased markedly as a result of rising divorce rates.

Projects

Increasing Physical Activity Among the Elderly: A Meta-Analysis of the Effectiveness of Pedometers

This study was the first to synthesize quantitatively the literature on the effectiveness of pedometers to change physical activity and health outcomes among the elderly.  Preliminary results were...
English

Global Analysis of Technological Change in Health Care (TECH)

The TECH project is an international collaboration aimed at understanding patterns of technology adoption and diffusion of medical care and the effects of these patterns on patient outcomes.
English

Economic and Health Outcomes of Different Stress Testing Strategies following Myocardial Infarction

This study will evaluate various stress testing strategies in elderly patients following myocardial infarction.
English

Multimedia

Advancing Science to Reduce Premature Mortality Worldwide

August 2016

Audio, transcript and presentation from "Advancing Science to Reduce Premature Mortality Worldwide" on Oct. 1, 2013 with Prabhat Jha. Human life expectancy improved more in the last 50 years than in the preceding 5000 years.

Interview: Professor Hilary Hoynes

February 2016

     

The Effects of Indonesia's Conditional Cash Transfer Program

July 2016

Audio, transcript and presentation from the event "The Effects of Indonesia's Conditional Cash Transfer Program" on May 8, 2014, with Margaret Triyana, the 2013-14 Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow.Triyana's study analyzes the effects of...

People

Grant Miller Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Monica Teran Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Ivar Sønbø Kristiansen Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR
Ben Priestley Associate Director, CHP/PCOR