Health policy

Examining potential bias in Medicare reimbursements

A SIEPR fellow gains first-ever access to data showing the inner workings of an influential committee advising Medicare and finds that bias among its members has different effects from what critics claim.

Stanford researchers explore legacy of Tuskegee syphilis study today

Researchers have found that the disclosure of the infamous Tuskegee syphilis study in 1972 is correlated with increases in medical mistrust and mortality among African-American men. Their subsequent Oakland project seeks to better understand African-American wariness of medicine and health care providers.