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Strengthening the Frontline: How Primary Health Care Improves Net Value in Chronic Disease Management

November 2021

Empirical evidence by Karen Eggleston and colleagues suggests that better primary health care management of chronic disease in rural China can reduce spending while contributing to better health.

APARC Announces 2022-23 Fellowships for Asia Specialists

September 2021

The Center offers fellowships for postdoctoral scholars specializing in contemporary Asia, Japan, and Asia health policy and for experts on Southeast Asia.

In China, Health Care Utilization Increases at Retirement, a New Study Shows

July 2021

The study’s co-authors, including Karen Eggleston, find that health care expenditures among Chinese covered by relatively generous health insurance significantly increase at retirement, primarily due...

Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow Radhika Jain Wins Prestigious Health Economics Award

July 2021

Jain is the recipient of the inaugural Adam Wagstaff Award for Outstanding Research on the Economics of Healthcare Financing and Delivery in Low- and middle-Income Countries. Her award-winning paper...

A New Validated Tool Helps Predict Lifetime Health Outcomes for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes in Chinese Populations

July 2021

A research team including APARC's Karen Eggleston developed a new simulation model that supports the economic evaluation of policy guidelines and clinical treatment pathways to tackle diabetes...

In China, Better Financial Coverage Increases Health Care Access and Utilization

July 2021

Research evidence from China’s Tongxiang county by Karen Eggleston and colleagues indicates that enhanced financial coverage for catastrophic medical expenditures increased health care access and...

Why Insurance Alone May Not Improve Women's Access To Healthcare

July 2021

A new study of the Rajasthan government's Bhamashah health insurance program for poor households has found that just providing health insurance cover doesn't reduce gender inequality in...

Robotics and the Future of Work: Lessons from Nursing Homes in Japan

June 2021

On the Future Health podcast, Karen Eggleston discusses the findings and implications of her collaborative research into the effects of robot adoption on staffing in Japanese nursing homes.

Perspectives on Rising Anti-Asian Violence from REDI

May 2021

The Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Task Force sheds light on historical roots of anti-Asian racism and considers how our troubling times can present an important opening for Asian...

The Unfolding Relationship Between Human Workers and Robots in an Aging World

May 2021

On the Freakonomics Radio podcast, Karen Eggleston and Yong Suk Lee discuss their research into the effects of robots on staffing in Japanese nursing homes.

How COVID-19 Disproportionately Impacts People with Chronic Conditions in India

April 2021

A collaborative study by a group of researchers including APARC’s Karen Eggleston documents the adverse effects of COVID-19 on people with chronic conditions in India, particularly among poor, rural...

Women Left Behind: Rajasthan Health Insurance Scheme Has a Gender Gap

April 2021

Stanford University researchers' study of Bhamashah Swasthya Bima Yojana reveals that just expanding geographical access and reducing the cost of healthcare won't reduce gender disparity.

New Book Reveals How China and the United States Engage the Private Sector to Deliver Public Goods

March 2021

In their new book, APARC Deputy Director Karen Eggleston and co-authors John Donahue and Richard Zeckhauser of Harvard University seek to empower decision-makers to more wisely engage the private...

New Book Explores the Intersection of Demographic Shifts and Innovation, Offering Lessons from Asian Nations

March 2021

Contributing authors to the new volume 'Demographics and Innovation in the Asia-Pacific' convened for a virtual book launch and discussion of the challenges facing aging societies in East...

Robot Adoption Brings Benefits to Japan’s Aging Society

February 2021

In one of the first studies of service sector robotics, APARC scholars examine the impacts of robots on nursing homes in Japan. They find that robot adoption may not be detrimental to labor and may...

Public-Private Partnerships for Effective Healthcare: Theory and Practice

February 2021

In its 2020-21 colloquium series, the Asia Health Policy Program weighs the balance, benefits, and considerations in providing health services through national governments and contracting with...

Health Signals Increase Preventive Care, Improve Health Outcomes for Individuals at High Risk of Diabetes, Evidence from Japan Shows

February 2021

Among the general population, however, researchers including Asia Health Policy Program Director Karen Eggleston find no evidence that additional care improves health outcomes.

APARC Offers Fellowship and Funding Opportunities to Support, Diversify Stanford Student Participation in Contemporary Asia Research

January 2021

The Center has launched a suite of offerings including a predoctoral fellowship, a diversity grant, and research assistant internships to support Stanford students interested in the area of...

How to Prevent Diabetes and Other Chronic Diseases Cost-Effectively

December 2020

Addressing the epidemic of chronic diseases in India and other low- and middle-income countries requires comprehensive evidence on the cost-effectiveness of health interventions, argue APARC’s Asia...

Postdoctoral Fellow Spotlight: Radhika Jain on Reducing Inequalities in Health Care and Outcomes

October 2020

Radhika Jain, a postdoctoral fellow with the Asia Health Policy Program, shares insights on her research into India’s health care system and how it is responding to both the COVID-19 pandemic and...

Locked Out of Critical Care

October 2020

COVID-19 Lockdown and Non-COVID Mortality

“Co-Bots,” Not Overlords, Are the Future of Human-Robot Labor Relationships

August 2020

Yong Suk Lee and Karen Eggleston’s ongoing research into the impact of robotics and AI in different industries indicates that integrating tech into labor markets adjusts, but doesn’t replace, the...

Call for Stanford Student Applications: APARC Hiring 2020-21 Research Assistants

August 2020

To support Stanford students working in the area of contemporary Asia, the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Center is offering research assistant positions for the fall, winter, and spring quarters of the...

Researchers Develop New Method for Projecting Future Wellness of Aging Populations

July 2020

Asia Health Policy Director Karen Eggleston and her colleagues unveil a multistate transition microsimulation model that produces rigorous projections of the health and functional status of older...

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