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Rhode Island adopts regulations to slow health-care costs — and they appear to work

February 2019

As the price of health care in the United States continues to accelerate — to the consternation of both patients and providers — it’s refreshing to find one state pilot project that appears to...

Video: Karen Eggleston on the Global Threat of Antibiotic Resistance and Richard Zeckhauser’s Impact on Health Policy

December 2018

People who are acquainted with the work of Shorenstein APARC’s Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) may be aware of the Innovation for Healthy Aging collaborative research project led by APARC Deputy...

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...

Hospitals should consider underused resource to cut costs and promote value-based care

July 2018

There is a wealth of data that could help hospitals cut costs while still providing high-quality service for patients, if physicians were willing to join forces with administrators to truly...

Mortality declines in rural China yet no clear link to universal health insurance

September 2017

Rural areas of China have made remarkable progress in reducing adult mortality within the past 15 years yet broadened health insurance was not a casual factor in that decline, according to a new...

Better health projections lead to better health policy, says new SHP faculty member

July 2017

Stanford Health Policy’s newest faculty member, Joshua Salomon, believes that one urgent need in global health research is to improve forecasts of the patterns and trends that are behind the major...

Asia Health Policy Program holds trans-Asian conference on diabetes in Beijing

May 2017

The Asia Health Policy Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center hosted the Net Value in Diabetes Management Workshop in March to discuss progress on an international research...

Asia Health Policy Program announces its 2017-18 postdoctoral fellow

March 2017

Sarita Panday has been selected as the 2017-18 Developing Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC).

What will happen to Medicare and Medicaid under the new administration?

December 2016

With the future of U.S. health care in flux, questions abound about the incoming Republican administration's impact on federal programs like Medicare and Medicaid.

How might the election affect Obamacare?

November 2016

Stanford Health Policy faculty members Michelle Mello, David Studdert and Laurence Baker discuss repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how it could affect health coverage in the United States.

Asia Health Policy Program hosts primary care conference in Beijing

October 2016

China’s recent initiatives to deepen health reform, control antimicrobial resistance, and strengthen primary health services are the topics of ongoing collaborative research by the Asia Health...

Eggleston and colleagues find women facing adversity live longer than men

September 2016

A long line of research has shown that women live longer than men, yet according to Karen Eggleston, director of the Asia Health Policy Program, and four other Stanford health researchers,...

Switching Medicare Part D coverage could save consumers hundreds every year

August 2016

According to a new study by Maria Polyakova, most Medicare Part D enrollees do not change their plans from year to year — even though plans can change drastically.

Call for papers: Conference on the economics of ageing

July 2016

The Asia Health Policy Program at Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, in collaboration with scholars from Stanford Health Policy's Center on Demography and Economics of Health and...

Increasing efficiency in the ER though teamwork among physicians

May 2016

Triage nurses typically assign patients to emergency room doctors who are on call or working a shift.

Xi'an summit explores China in transition

April 2016

More than fifty experts met in Xi’an, China, for an international academic conference on demographic change and social development last week.

Rethinking illegal drug policy in Thailand

March 2016

In a Q&A, Stanford postdoctoral fellow Darika Saingam explains why Thailand's battle against drugs continues and what is needed to introduce good policy that works to prevent illegal drug trade...

Health economists press for chronic disease as top agenda item

March 2016

Nearly 100 health economists from across the United States signed a pledge urging U.S. presidential candidates to make chronic disease a policy priority.

Health policy wonks love this season of Downton Abbey

February 2016

This season, “Downton Abbey's” plot line has health policy wonks on the edge of their seats: a heated debate about hospital consolidation that closely parallels what’s going on in the U.S.

In Myanmar, doctors protest "militarization" of healthcare

August 2015

Doctors, nurses and other medical staff in Myanmar are wearing black ribbons to protest the appointments of military personnel in the Ministry of Health.“The Black Ribbon Movement Myanmar 2015,”...

Visiting fellow draws plan to scale up health index in China

May 2015

China was for hundreds of years almost entirely an agricultural society, but modern industrialization changed that dynamic, and the impact on health has been startling.Urbanization, population...

Stanford researchers launch new approach to health policy in India

March 2014

Grant Miller and Nomita Divi are spearheading the Stanford India Health Policy Initiative, a program that rethinks health care in India.

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