In this 1:2:1 podcast, host Paul Costello discusses drug shortages with Stanford and Veterans Affairs anesthesiologist Ed Mariano.
Writer Adam Hochschild reflects on a health care experience abroad that underscores the "absurdities" of the American medical system.
Government subsidies in Affordable Care Act marketplaces incentivize insurers to manipulate prices based on individuals' income, study finds.
Health care policy issues are at the top of U.S. lawmakers' agendas, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) says during a Stanford Health Policy Forum.
As physician Ilana Yurkiewicz writes, it can be challenging to treat a patient with a hematological emergency who is concerned about the cost of care.
New Stanford research has found that larger practices with several specialities have the potential to reduce the cost of care for Medicare patients.
In a recent commentary, Victor Fuchs, known as the dean of health economics, explains how health insurance linked to employment skews health care costs
If physicians follow the guidelines for patients with leg and lower back pain and wait before getting MRIs, it could save half a billion dollars a year.
A Stanford study has found that mandated public disclosure of physicians' financial ties may have diminished trust in all physicians.
Health spending in the U.S. is projected to accelerate in the next decade. Stanford professor Kevin Schulman offers an explanation.
Retail prices at pharmacies may bear little relationship to the actual market prices of medications, and pharmacy benefit managers are part of the reason.
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.