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A town square in Copenhagen, Denmark. | Reuters/Fabian Bimmer
March 28, 2018
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The Case for a Danish-Style Safety Net

Businesses benefit when the government steps in to provide social benefits, a visiting scholar contends.

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A doctor in her office, working on her computer | iStock/sturti
December 19, 2017
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Should Experts Practice What They Preach?

New research shows a snag in leading by your own example.

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A young woman holds an older woman’s hands | iStock/Xesal
August 31, 2017
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How Word Choice Can Cultivate Optimism and Improve Health

Using the right language during crises improves patients’ chances of recovery.

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An office building at night showing people working late | iStock/Kilhan
March 15, 2018
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“The Workplace Is Killing People and Nobody Cares”

A new book examines the massive health care toll today’s work culture exacts on employees.
Insights and faculty research on government: The influence of government on economics, creating and enforcing public policy, regulations, laws.

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A doctor puts on his medical mask | Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha
March 2, 2018
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Should We Stop Licensing Doctors and Lawyers?

A new study shows that professional certification requirements benefit providers more than consumers.

Latest Stories in Health Care

April 18, 2017
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How the Ticking Clock Kills

A new study reveals spikes in stress when employees are told to think of time as money.
March 13, 2017
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Is It Ever OK to Sell (or Buy) a Kidney?

Research seeks ways to reduce wait times and increase matches for kidney transplants.
January 13, 2017
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Health Care After Obama: What Now?

Stanford’s Alain Enthoven cuts through the confusion and political rhetoric.
November 28, 2016
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Does Your Doctor Need an MBA?

Business training can help physicians navigate the complex and ever-changing logistics of health care.
November 16, 2016
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Why Doctors Can Be Good at Inventing But Bad for Innovation

A study shows why medical startups need top executives who are skilled at turning ideas into products.
November 15, 2016
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What’s Behind America’s Elder Care Crisis

Long-term care can be ruinously expensive, and the odds of needing it are high. So why don’t seniors buy insurance to cover it?
October 11, 2016
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Predictive Data Can Reduce Emergency Room Wait Times

Anticipating ER traffic jams before they begin can save lives.
July 29, 2016
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Can Your Personality Explain Your iTunes Playlist?

Researchers find a new way to examine your musical taste, with implications for the music and health care industries.
April 19, 2016
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A Solution to Exorbitant Health Care Spending?

Consumer-directed health plans were created to offer choice and control costs. One scholar examines their effectiveness.
March 7, 2016
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How Hospitals Avoid Penalties for Making Patients Sick

Lax reporting requirements make it easier to change records.