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April 19, 2016

A Solution to Exorbitant Health Care Spending?

Consumer-directed health plans were created to offer choice and control costs. One scholar examines their effectiveness.


Medical supplies arranged on a shelf | Reuters/Lucas Jackson
March 7, 2016

How Hospitals Avoid Penalties for Making Patients Sick

Lax reporting requirements make it easier to change records.


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February 25, 2016

How Work Stress Hits Minorities and Less Educated Workers the Hardest

Researchers analyze workplace health to find inequalities.


Arianna Huffington | Photo by Natalie White
April 29, 2016

Arianna Huffington’s Next Disruption: Your Sleep Patterns

Why the founder of Huffington Post wants everyone to get more shut-eye.
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Latest Stories in Health Care

July 28, 2015

How Fear of Contagious Diseases Fuels Xenophobia

Fear of contagion makes people irrational.
June 29, 2015

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

Alain Enthoven: How to Fix the Affordable Care Act

A Stanford scholar explains why we must break away from employer-sponsored insurance.
June 16, 2015

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

Stephan Seiler: Can Hospital Competition Save Lives?

Why market forces in healthcare are good for patient care.
June 5, 2015

Daniel Kessler: The Anti-Competitive Risk of “Accountable Care”

Stanford researchers find that vertically integrated healthcare systems charge higher prices.
June 4, 2015

Robert Chess: Big Data is Driving New Health Care 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

Three Ways to Transform American Health Care

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

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

Kate Bundorf: What Really Drives Medical Treatment Decisions?

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