Rhode Island has instituted cost controls to limit the growth in health care spending. A Stanford analysis suggests they are effective.
Alvin Roth, a Nobel laureate and Stanford faculty member, explains how the economic concept of repugnant markets applies to heroin in the United States.
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 health sector should focus on consumer needs to better harness the promise of digital technology, writes a Stanford Medicine professor and a colleague.
Between 2010 and 2015, the average annual cost of hospitalizations for gunshot wounds was $911 million, with $86 million for readmissions within six months, a Stanford study finds.
In this Q&A, Stanford scholar Jay Bhattacharya provides context to understand the recent decline in life expectancy in the United States.
A new approach to identifying the factors linked to poverty could help researchers identify ways to prevent it.
The civil war in Yemen has led to an cholera epidemic and widespread starvation. Both were preventable, Stanford pediatrician Paul Wise says.
The cost of treating animal-related injuries in U.S. emergency rooms is about $1.2 billion per year, a new Stanford study shows.
A new analysis found that the National Institutes of Health is funding more conservative research projects, which does not promote great new discoveries, the authors argue.
As the medical world transitioned to electronic health records, Stanford clinicians stepped up to trouble-shoot. Now they're innovating patient care.
Begun at Stanford, the Women Leaders in Global Health conference is working to empower women in the global health community.
A government program providing market-value, noncash compensation to kidney donors would benefit poor people and not be exploitative, according to a study.
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.
In this Q&A, Suhani Jalota, a graduate student in health policy, discusses her work helping impoverished women in India.