Schaeffer Center expert Mireille Jacobson co-authored an op-ed in STAT examining why hospitals and health systems are not investing in palliative care despite research showing this type of therapy substantially improves outcomes for patients with serious illness.
Other featured articles
Advancing the Economics of Palliative Care: The Value to Individuals and Families, Organizations, and Society
In 2020, the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics established an advisory panel to identify and consider how to address the gaps in research at the interface of economics and palliative care. This white paper aims to set the stage for developing a consensus-based research agenda that advances palliative care in the United States and makes a case for funders to support this research.
Disparate Aging: The Role of Education and Socioeconomic Gradients in Future Health and Disability in an International Context
If on one side ageing is driven by biological changes, on the other side the ageing itself reflects the accumulated effects of one’s exposure to a history of external risks, and can further be influenced by social changes, such as isolation and loss of loved ones.
FDA’s Approval of Aducanumab Paves the Way for ‘More Momentous’ Alzheimer’s Breakthroughs
The FDA’s recent approval of the first disease-modifying therapy for Alzheimer’s will fuel the chances of even more breakthroughs.
About this section
People are living longer, which brings obvious benefits as well as considerable challenges — from Alzheimer’s and other age-related diseases to increased injuries, disabilities and poverty risks. Policymakers around the world rely on Schaeffer Center research and modeling tools for finding ways to help keep people as healthy as possible throughout their lives.