Jay Bhattacharya, MD, PhDProfessor of Medicine and, by courtesy, of Economics, and of Health Research and Policy; Director of the CHP/PCOR Program on Medical Outcomes; Director of the Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging; Senior Fellow Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research; CHP/PCOR Core Faculty Member
Universal access to lifesaving AIDS drugs — a United Nations’ Millennium Development Goal that officials hoped to accomplish by 2010 — would require a staggering $15 billion annual investment from the international community at a time when the economic downturn is challenging continued funding for relief efforts, according to a new analysis by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
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CHP/PCOR Press Release
The rise in AIDS death rates in sub-Saharan Africa has led to a burgeoning new category of neglected individuals — nearly a million orphaned elderly, or older adults living alone without the benefit of any caregivers, Stanford Health Policy researchers have found.
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CHP/PCOR, FSI Stanford Q&A: Stanford News Service on March 18, 2010
Stanford Health Policy's Jay Bhattacharya spoke with the Stanford News Service about the nuts and bolts of the biggest change in America's provision of healthcare since Medicare was established in 1965. "The bill will increase the number of people with insurance. It will increase taxes. And it will cut Medicare," Bhattacharya says. "Those things for sure will happen. Whether you think it's worth it or not will depend on who you are. Some people will feel the increase in taxes, some people will feel the increase in coverage."
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Demography & Aging Center Receives Renewed NIA Funding to Support Series of Workshops on Demography ResearchCHP/PCOR Press Release
Stanford Health Policy has received five years of renewed support for its Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging. The National Institute on Aging funding will help expand the center's initiative to inform the academic community about demography and economic research in the area of health and aging. Read more »
FSI Stanford, CHP/PCOR News
In the mid-1980s, life expectancy in Russia suddenly improved and then took a drop downward for the worse in the 1990s, leading many to believe that economic transition "kills people." But researchers at the Center for Health Policy/Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research (CHP/PCOR) are studying a little-examined phenomenon in that decade when Mikhail Gorbachev -- then the general secretary of the Communist Party in Russia -- launched a large public health campaign against alcohol abuse, which reduced alcohol production and imposed strict measures to limit its distribution. Read more »