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Kathryn M. McDonald, MM

Stanford Health Policy Executive Director and Senior Scholar

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July 15th, 2006

McDonald explains 'evidence-based medicine' in St. Louis Post-Dispatch article

CHP/PCOR in the news: St. Louis Post-Dispatch on July 23, 2006

CHP/PCOR executive director Kathryn McDonald provides comment for a July 23 St. Louis Post-Dispatch article that discusses how physicians nationwide are turning to "evidence-based medicine" to improve their patient care. McDonald explains what evidence-based medicine is and how it can benefit patients. Read more »



April 20th, 2006

Pediatric indicators help hospitals monitor quality of kids' inpatient care

CHP/PCOR News

The federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released its first set of Pediatric Quality Indicators, developed by CHP/PCOR researchers in collaboration with investigators at UC-Davis and the Battelle Memorial Institute. The indicators are the first set of quality measurement tools specifically tailored to hospitalized children. Read more »



February 3rd, 2006

Center on Advancing Decision Making in Aging seeks '06 research proposals

CHP/PCOR News

The Stanford Center on Advancing Decision Making in Aging, a CHP/PCOR research collaboration, seeks proposals from Stanford-affiliated investigators for seed projects focused on themes including older adults' decision-making process related to diet, exercise and other daily choices; and the use of decision support tools to assist elderly patients facing difficult medical decisions. Proposals are due April 7. Read more »



February 1st, 2006

Quality Indicators' broad use fulfills promise of translational research

CHP/PCOR News

While university research typically culminates in published papers and conference presentations, the Quality Indicators project at CHP/PCOR has produced something more: a set of practical tools that are used by health systems, insurers, public health agencies and employer coalitions to screen for potential quality problems and to flag possible overuse or under-use of recommended of care. Read more »



January 18th, 2006

Center on Demography and Economics of Health and Aging seeks '06 research proposals

CHP/PCOR News

The Stanford Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging, a research effort based at CHP/PCOR, seeks proposals from Stanford-affiliated investigators for pilot projects focused on themes including medical technology, medical decision-making, healthcare costs and outcomes relating to the elderly. Proposals are due by March 3. Read more »




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