Topic List : Health Policy
A patient’s bucket list helps physicians
A Stanford study has has found that a majority of people make bucket lists and suggests they can be useful in doctor-patient discussions about care plans.
VA bests Medicare in end-of-life cancer care
Medicare is more likely to provide excessive end-of-life care for cancer patients than Veterans Affairs, according to a study led by Stanford Medicine and VA researchers.
Drug for disorder sparks ethical concerns
Medical experts at Stanford and their colleagues at several other universities have raised ethical questions about the way a treatment for spinal muscular atrophy is being used.
Mello on clinical trial reporting
A Stanford professor of law and of health policy discusses the ranking of large pharmaceutical companies based on their sharing of clinical trial information with the public.
Distinguishing features of high-value care
Two novel Stanford studies have uncovered attributes of high-quality, low-cost care for cancer and primary care patients.
Robot-assisted surgery not always cost-effective
A Stanford study of nearly 24,000 patients with kidney cancer concluded that robot-assisted laparoscopic surgeries are associated with increases in operating times and cost compared with conventional laparoscopic surgeries.
Center on global poverty, development launched
The Center on Global Poverty and Development will join students and faculty from across the university and connect them with policymakers and business leaders committed to fighting poverty.
After medical error, apology goes a long way
New research shows that discussing hospital errors with patients leads to better patient safety without spurring a barrage of malpractice claims.
DACA and children’s mental health
Children with mothers eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program suffer from lower rates of anxiety and adjustment disorders than those with mothers who lack DACA eligibility.
Unequal hospital care for babies
Disparities exist in how babies of different racial and ethnic origins are treated in California’s neonatal intensive care units, but this could be changed, say Stanford researchers.