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Is Single Payer the Answer for the US Health Care System?

December 2017

In this JAMA commentary, Stanford Health Policy's Victor Fuchs asks whether a single-payer system is an answer to the embattled U.S. health-care industry.

Tackling the High Cost of Prescription Drugs

December 2017

The high cost of prescription drugs in the United States came under scrutiny in a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, “Making Medicines Affordable: A...

In patient injury cases, revealing facts & offering apology does not lead to increase in lawsuits, study finds

October 2017

Sometimes a straightforward explanation and an apology for what went wrong in the hospital goes a long way toward preventing medical malpractice litigation and improving patient safety.

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...

Stanford researchers say U.S. policies on drugs and addiction could use a dose of neuroscience

June 2017

Tens of thousands of Americans die from drug overdoses every year — around 50,000 in 2015 — and the number has been steadily climbing for at least the last decade and a half, according to the...

Two-thirds of patients see doctors who are paid by drug and device companies

March 2017

About two-thirds of American patients see doctors who receive payments from drug companies, but almost none of them know it.In a collaborative study between Drexel, Stanford and Harvard,...

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.

Diagnosing what ails the US health-care system

November 2016

Few people understand the high costs of medical services in the United States better than David Chan, a practicing physician and Stanford economist specializing in health care.

Health Policy 2020: Tackling Obamacare

October 2016

Bob Kocher was the keynote speaker at Health Policy through 2020: The ACA, Payment Reform and Global Challenges, a half-day symposium of speakers and panels covering some of the greatest challenges...

Medicare Advantage plans pay hospitals less than traditional Medicare

August 2016

Researchers from Stanford Medicine, the Stanford Law School and the Graduate School of Business have conducted one of the largest systematic analyses of the prices that Medicare Advantage plans pay...

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...

A solution to exorbitant health care spending?

May 2016

Consumer-directed health plans were created to offer choice and control costs. One Stanford scholar examines their effectiveness.

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.

Small share of physicians account for bulk of malpractice claims

January 2016

A substantial share of all malpractice claims in the United States is attributable to a small number of physicians, according to a study led by researchers at Stanford University and the University...

New Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellows

March 2011

The Asia Health Policy Program at the Walter H.

Jonathan Zittrain on minds for sale

January 2011

The first Liberation Technology seminar of the winter quarter on January 6, featured Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet &amp...

Health reform spans the Pacific

April 2010

When searching for insights about how other countries deal with similar challenges, Americans often look to Europe and Canada. Rarer is the comparison to counterparts across the Pacific.

The Social Determinants of Health: Application to Developed and Developing Asia

November 2009

Global health disparities were the topic of a special event November 11th co-sponsored by the Asia Health Policy Program of the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and the Center for Health...

China Radio International interviews AHPP program director about China's health reforms

August 2009

China Radio International interviewed Karen Eggleston, Asia Health Policy Program Director, about China's health care reform for the radio program "People in the Know."
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