Two articles by Sanford professors, Peter Ubel and Manoj Mohanan, were picked by the editor-in-chief of the journal Health Affairs as top 10 articles of 2016. Study Of Physician And Patient Communication Identifies Missed Opportunities To Help Reduce Patients’ Out-Of-Pocket Spending by Peter Ubel et. al, was published in April. The authors studied audio recordings of patient visits to examine whether doctors helped patients consider out-of-pocket spending in making medical decisions. Effect Of A Large-Scale Social Franchising And Telemedicine Program On Childhood Diarrhea And Pneumonia Outcomes In India by Manoj Mohanan et. al was published in October. They found that the World Health Partners (WHP) Sky program, a large scale telemedicine program did not improve outcomes for children suffering from diarrhea and pneumonia and highlight the importance of rigorous evaluations of new health care delivery programs.
January 10, 2017