Rhode Island has instituted cost controls to limit the growth in health care spending. A Stanford analysis suggests they are effective.
Proponents say a "Medicare for All" approach would expand access and affordability of health care in the U.S. But there are practical downsides.
The cost of treating animal-related injuries in U.S. emergency rooms is about $1.2 billion per year, a new Stanford study shows.
Access and cost of insulin is affecting those who need it most, and without major improvements, millions will be without a treatment, a new study suggests.
Including price information in TV advertisements may lead consumers to avoid care or may misrepresent the actual cost of care, a Stanford scholar writes.
A Stanford professor unpacks some of the dynamics of the current drug pricing system and the potential effects of other approaches to this market.
A Stanford-led study examines whether the Patient Activation Measure can serve as an early indicator that an effort is affecting health care costs
Targeted screening can cut hepatitis B related deaths in the U.S. by half - and save money.
A diabetes program, developed with a Stanford scientist, helps cut costs of diabetes-related health care expenses by $815 per year per person.
It’s one of the hardest questions in medicine: Should hospitals ever stop spending money to avert certain preventable deaths?
Stanford's David Ouyang sifted through more than a million texts to find out if clinicians inadvertently endorse brand-name medications over less expensive generic alternatives.
A new study found that oncologists have divergent views on how to use “value” to guide cancer treatment recommendations.
I can’t tell you how many times I've called my health insurance provider, asked about the cost of a procedure and then gotten a bill …
Between 30 and 50 percent of lumbar spine MRIs are inappropriate, according to new research led by VA and Stanford health economist Risha Gidwani, DrPH. …
Caring for the oldest, frailest patients isn't easy. They can bounce in and out of the hospital with less-than-ideal outcomes. They see handfuls of specialists, who each …
A new health economics evaluation unveiled last week shows historical World Health Organization treatment guidelines for the two most common parasitic worm diseases are far …