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Researchers Develop New Method for Projecting Future Wellness of Aging Populations

July 2020

Asia Health Policy Director Karen Eggleston and her colleagues unveil a multistate transition microsimulation model that produces rigorous projections of the health and functional status of older...

Examining the Value of Pharmacy Benefit Managers

March 2020

Most Americans don’t realize there are silent brokers helping to fix the price of their prescription drugs — or that it’s a $100 billion annual business accounting for half of Big Pharma sales.

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.

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.

Stanford Researchers Uncover the Silent Cost of School Shootings

December 2019

At least 245 primary and secondary schools in the United States have experienced a shooting — killing 146 people and injuring 310 — since the country's first mass school shooting at Columbine High...

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.

Stanford Legal Experts on the Oklahoma Opioids Verdict and Ongoing Litigation

August 2019

On August 26, Judge Thad Balkman delivered a $572 million judgment against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson for the company’s role in fueling the opioid epidemic in Oklahoma.

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...

Surprise Out-of-Network Billing Skyrockets

August 2019

Surprise, out-of-network charges billed to privately insured Americans who received inpatient care at in-network hospitals more than doubled between 2010 and 2016, according to a study by...

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.

The common denominator to improving health in developing countries: Democracy

March 2019

A new study led by Stanford Health Policy's Tara Templin and the Council on Foreign Relations suggests that a better way to measure the role of democracy in public health is to examine the causes...

Stanford scholars examine the advantages of informal health expertise

March 2019

Something as simple as, "Are you taking your medications?" could conceivably prolong a life.

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...

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.

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.

More Racial Diversity Among Physicians Would Lead to Better Health Among Black Men, Research Shows

July 2018

African-American doctors could help reduce cardiovascular mortality among black men by 19 percent — if there was more racial diversity among physicians, according to a new study led by Stanford...

Task Force now believes some men should consider prostate cancer screening

May 2018

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is now recommending that men aged 55 to 69 talk to their physicians about whether to get the PSA test for prostate cancer.

Stanford PhD student develops novel formula to help donors determine where to put their global aid

February 2018

As global health assistance for developing countries dwindles, a Stanford student working on her PhD in health policy has developed a novel formula to help donors make more informed decisions about...

Maya Rossin-Slater looks at impact of health policies on families, particularly the disadvantaged

October 2017

Maya Rossin-Slater uses her PhD in economics to analyze large-scale data on population health and socioeconomic outcomes to help inform policies targeting families with children, especially those...

Planting design seeds to fill diagnostic holes at a network of clinics for low-income patients

August 2017

 Design learning and journey maps are all the rage here at Stanford University and in Silicon Valley.

Call for papers: Workshop on inequality and ageing

July 2017

The Asia Health Policy Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, in conjunction with The Next World Program, is soliciting papers for a workshop, “Inequality & Aging,” held at...