Topic List : Health Policy
Initial hospital costs of gun injuries $6.6 billion
Stanford researchers report that the $6.6 billion figure is just the tip of the iceberg: It does not include costs of emergency room visits or hospital readmissions.
Bias hunters looking in the right places
The biggest single source of bias across all fields of science comes from so-called small-study effects, Stanford researchers report.
Experts: Funding ban harms women
“The reinstatement of the Mexico City policy is a stark example of ‘evidence-free’ policy making that ignores the best scientific data,” Nathan Lo and Michele Barry write.
Fighting for children’s health care
The health policy decisions made in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., impact health care programs, and these changes trickle down to communities where the results are deeply felt.
Care delivery ‘black box’ of health economics
A physician and economist, Chan aims to shed light on why costs and patient outcomes can vary widely, even from one hospital to the next in the same city.
Owens on new statin recommendation
The Stanford professor of medicine was a member of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which has issued a new recommendation on statin use based on an extensive literature review.
Teen beliefs about marijuana
A survey of hundreds of California high-school students shows that teens don’t understand the risks of marijuana use, and are more likely to smoke it if they have seen marijuana ads.
Children in high-mortality hotspots
A new spatial analysis from Stanford shows that progress in combating child mortality has been highly uneven, even within countries where overall declines are substantial…
Hormone therapy: No effect on mental skills
Hormone therapy for postmenopausal women has been controversial, with some studies suggesting benefits and others not. Now, a study finds the treatment’s effect on women’s mental skills is negligible.
Bhatt awarded Rosenkranz Prize
The physician-scientist intends to use the prize money to execute the first multinational microbiome research project focused on noncommunicable disease risk in Africa.