The Affordable Care Act has reduced the number of people who face overwhelming hospital bills after trauma, but many are still vulnerable.
Writer Adam Hochschild reflects on a health care experience abroad that underscores the "absurdities" of the American medical system.
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.
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.
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.
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 Stanford professor unpacks some of the dynamics of the current drug pricing system and the potential effects of other approaches to this market.
Targeted screening can cut hepatitis B related deaths in the U.S. by half - and save money.
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.
People living in the United States spend more per capita on prescription drugs than people living in any other country. In an effort to make …