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Health care worker talking to a patient behind a privacy curtain | Reuters/Stefan Wermuth
June 5, 2015
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Daniel Kessler: The Anti-Competitive Risk of “Accountable Care”

Stanford researchers find that vertically integrated healthcare systems charge higher prices.

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Health care worker reviewing a file in a massive archive | Reuters/Phil McCarten
June 29, 2015
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Daniel P. Kessler: The Hidden Cost in Changing Doctors

High fees for your own medical records can be a barrier to switching.

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 child sitting in a wheelchair at the Center for the Rehabilitation of the Handicapped in Yaounde, Cameroon
June 16, 2015
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Taking on the Challenges of Health Care in Africa

As the types of illnesses change throughout the continent, half the population still lacks adequate health services.

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Members of Hong Kong's Health Department participate in a simulation exercise at the Hong Kong International Airport March 17, 2006 | Reuters/Alex Hofford/Pool
July 28, 2015
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How Fear of Contagious Diseases Fuels Xenophobia

Fear of contagion makes people irrational.
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Latest Stories in Health Care

July 28, 2015
Written

Are Big Drug Companies Too Slow to Report Patient Deaths to the FDA?

A new analysis shows that some pharmaceutical companies may be dragging their feet on disclosing critical data.
July 28, 2015
Written

How Fear of Contagious Diseases Fuels Xenophobia

Fear of contagion makes people irrational.
June 29, 2015
Written

Daniel P. Kessler: The Hidden Cost in Changing Doctors

High fees for your own medical records can be a barrier to switching.
June 16, 2015
Written

Taking on the Challenges of Health Care in Africa

As the types of illnesses change throughout the continent, half the population still lacks adequate health services.
June 9, 2015
Written

Stephan Seiler: Can Hospital Competition Save Lives?

Why market forces in healthcare are good for patient care.
June 4, 2015
Written

Robert Chess: Big Data is Driving New Healthcare Business Models

What if algorithms could predict how often someone will get sick, and make it easier to shop around for medical procedures?
June 1, 2015
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Three Ways to Transform American Healthcare

Hospitals should adopt these popular business strategies.
May 26, 2015
Written

Paul Auerbach: Lessons from the Disaster Zone

A Stanford doctor who’s worked in Nepal and Haiti explains what leaders should know before the next natural disaster strikes.
May 22, 2015
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Kate Bundorf: What Really Drives Medical Treatment Decisions?

Money matters, but it’s only one part of a complex system of influences.
May 5, 2015
Written

Six Days in Nepal

A Stanford doctor travels to the devastated region as part of the relief effort.