Health policy

Scholarly Publications

Variation of Clinical Judgment in Cases of Hysterectomy in R.O.C., Japan, England, and the United States

October 1998

Hysterectomy is the most common non-pregnancy-related major surgery performed on women in the United States.

Principal-Agent Problems in Health Care: Evidence from Prescribing Patterns of Private Providers in Vietnam

December 2009

The principal-agent problem in health care asserts that providers, being imperfect agents for patients, will act to maximize their profits at the expense of the patients’ interests.

Health Care 2000: Do Health Care Markets Require a New Model? Proceedings of a Conference Held May 4-5, 2000 at Stanford University

May 2001

On May 4 and 5, 2000, health care leaders, professionals, and academics convened at the Bechtel Conference Center at Stanford University for the Health Care Conference 2000.

Other Publications

Consensus Statement: Primary Health Care Reform & Community Health Service in China

July 2015

The conference report from the workshop, Community Health Services and Primary Health Care Reform in China, held on June 18, 2015 at the Stanford Center at Peking University. The report is written...

Disparities in health and health care in Myanmar

December 2015

Myanmar (Burma) is undergoing a complex political and economic transformation, from a long civil war and military regime to a peace process and democratisation.

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2018-19

December 2019

Shorenstein APARC's annual overview for academic year 2018-19 is now available.

News

Three graduates with FSI ties earn Rhodes, Mitchell scholarships

November 2011

Two Stanford graduates with close ties to FSI’s centers have been named 2012 Rhodes Scholars. A third was selected as a Mitchell Scholar.

Announcing the Asia-Pacific Health Policy Forum

March 2008

The Asia Health Policy Program at the Walter H.

Comparing health systems through the lens of pharmaceutical policy: A new book

October 2009

A newly published book examines how pharmaceuticals and their regulation play an important and often contentious role in the health systems of the Asia-Pacific, focusing on China, Korea, Japan,...

Projects

Population Aging, Child Health and Control of Infectious Diseases

The Asia Health Policy Program works with other researchers at Stanford and several countries of the Asia-Pacific to analyze prominent issues in population aging, child health, and control of...
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Asia Health Policy Program

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Comparative Health Care Policy Research Project

The Comparative Health Care Policy Research Project was initiated by APARC in 1990 to examine issues related to the structure and delivery of health care in Japan by utilizing contemporary social...
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Multimedia

Advancing Science to Reduce Premature Mortality Worldwide

August 2016

Audio, transcript and presentation from "Advancing Science to Reduce Premature Mortality Worldwide" on Oct. 1, 2013 with Prabhat Jha. Human life expectancy improved more in the last 50 years than in the preceding 5000 years.

Reforming Myanmar's Health System

March 2016

In 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) ranked Myanmar’s health system as the second-worst in the world. Its people endured short life expectancies, poor health outcomes, and the highest out-of-pocket health expenses in Southeast Asia.

The Effects of Indonesia's Conditional Cash Transfer Program

July 2016

Audio, transcript and presentation from the event "The Effects of Indonesia's Conditional Cash Transfer Program" on May 8, 2014, with Margaret Triyana, the 2013-14 Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow.Triyana's study analyzes the effects of...

People

2011May20KohrmanMatthewWEB Matthew Kohrman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Associate Professor, Anthropology
Portrait of Radhika Jain Radhika Jain Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow, 2019-22