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In a recent commentary, Victor Fuchs, known as the dean of health economics, explains how health insurance linked to employment skews health care costs

In a recent commentary, Victor Fuchs, known as the dean of health economics, explains how health insurance linked to employment skews health care costs

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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.

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.

Health spending in the U.S. is projected to accelerate in the next decade. Stanford professor Kevin Schulman offers an explanation.

Health spending in the U.S. is projected to accelerate in the next decade. Stanford professor Kevin Schulman offers an explanation.

Proponents say a "Medicare for All" approach would expand access and affordability of health care in the U.S. But there are practical downsides.

Proponents say a "Medicare for All" approach would expand access and affordability of health care in the U.S. But there are practical downsides.

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.

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.

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 professor unpacks some of the dynamics of the current drug pricing system and the potential effects of other approaches to this market.

It’s one of the hardest questions in medicine: Should hospitals ever stop spending money to avert certain preventable deaths?

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.

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.

On Friday, KQED’s Forum offered a look at Medicare and Medicaid to mark the programs' 50-year anniversary. Stanford health policy researcher Laurence Baker, PhD, participated in the discussion, which covered …