Topic List : Health Policy
California’s Latinos hit hard by pandemic
Members of the state’s largest ethnic group have faced greater exposure to COVID-19 and have contracted and died from the coronavirus at higher rates than non-Hispanic whites, a Stanford-led study finds.
How to lower transactions costs in health care
A new analysis by Stanford researchers suggests the health care industry can reap many of the economic benefits of a “Medicare for All” program through incremental changes to the private health care market.
Excess mortality among racial minorities early in pandemic
Excess mortality rates during the early days of the pandemic varied a lot depending on race, ethnicity and geography, researchers report.
How to promote vaccination in a polarized country
COVID-19 vaccination rates must reach 80% to achieve herd immunity, but only about 60% of Americans are willing to be vaccinated, according to the Pew Research Center. Stanford physician and economist Kevin Schulman suggests marketing tactics to boost compliance.
How to bounce back from pandemic
Stanford Medicine experts have created a framework to guide public officials, school administrators and business leaders on re-establishing normal operations during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
New members of National Academy of Medicine
Laurence Baker, Jeffrey Goldberg, Steven Goodman, Fei-Fei Li and Hannah Valantine are among the 90 regular members and 10 international members elected this year to the National Academy of Medicine.
Modeling contact tracing
Researchers have developed a mathematical model to examine the potential of contact tracing to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
How to better care for older adults at lower cost
Stanford Medicine researchers spotlight three approaches to late-life care that, if implemented broadly, could save tens of billions of dollars.
How shootings harm those unscathed by bullets
A panel of faculty members at the School of Medicine said shootings can affect the mental health of people close to the violence.
Transitional services after heart failure worth cost
A new study asserts that disease-management clinics, home visits by nurses and nurse case management should become the standard of care for elderly patients with heart failure after they are discharged from the hospital.