Topic List : Health Policy
Wildfires and school ventilation
With the COVID-19 pandemic and the growth of wildfires, California schools need to improve their air quality, according to Stanford pediatrician Lisa Patel. Fortunately, the funds are available.
Schulman on value of new Alzheimer’s drug
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new and expensive medication for Alzheimer’s disease, but it’s not clear it helps. Researcher Kevin Schulman discusses what the government should consider before deciding to cover it.
Winslow leads national COVID-19 group
A professor of medicine and former Air Force colonel, Winslow temporarily relocated to Washington to head an interagency group responding to this pandemic and preparing for the next one.
Cost of gun injuries to minors
The average cost of initial hospitalization to treat pediatric gun injuries is about $13,000 per patient and has risen in recent decades, a Stanford Medicine study found.
Evaluating papers through patents
By tracking which scientific papers are cited by patents, researchers can quantify which studies contribute to real-world applications.
Promote vaccination, not herd immunity
Epidemiology expert Julie Parsonnet warns that COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy has probably made herd immunity unattainable, which makes vaccination all the more important for personal health.
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.