News & Events

Wednesday, July 8th, 12pm - 1pm Toland Hall, UCSF Parnassus. The Consortium is pleased to present its annual review of Supreme Court decisions impacting health and policy. A panel of experts from UC Hastings College of the Law and UCSF will provide overview and analysis of recent key cases.
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Research ethics and health care reform James G. Kahn, UCSF, Paul Hofmann Science 19 June 2015: Vol. 348 no. 6241 pp. 1325-1326 DOI: 10.1126/science.348.6241.1325-b
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Naomi Bardach, M.D., M.A.S., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy at UCSF has won the 2015 Nemours Child Health Services Research Award which was presented to her at the recent AcademyHealth Conference in Minneapolis.
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Problems can occur when patients are readmitted for emergency treatment. Sharing electronic medical records is still far from common, especially in emergency departments. "We don't necessarily have access to those records," says Dr. Reena Duseja, an emergency physician who led a new UCSF study.
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At least two and a half million more workers will be needed to provide long-term care to older people in the United States between now and 2030, according to a study by UC San Francisco researchers and lead author, Joanne Spetz, PhD, professor at UCSF, published in the June issue of Health Affairs.
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Joseph Guydish Ph.D, Carmen Masson PhD, Annesa Flentje PhD, Michael Shopshire PhD & James L. Sorensen PhD. Scientific Writing Seminar for Early-stage Investigators in Substance Abuse Research. Substance Abuse. (April 20, 2015) DOI:10.1080/08897077.2015.1028698
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Joanne Spetz, Laura Trupin, Timothy Bates and Janet M. Coffman. (June 2015) Future Demand For Long-Term Care Workers Will Be Influenced By Demographic And Utilization Changes. Health Affairs, 34(6) doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2015.0005
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Will changing demands spurred by the Affordable Care Act be met by a sufficient health care workforce? A new study by Bianca K. Frogner, Joanne Spetz, Stephen T. Parente, and Shelley Oberlin, projects that three to four million additional health care workers will be needed by 2022.
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Reena Duseja, MD, MS; Naomi S. Bardach, MD, MAS; Grace A. Lin, MD, MAS; Jinoos Yazdany, MD; et al. Revisit Rates and Associated Costs After an Emergency Department Encounter: A Multistate Analysis. Annals of Internal Medicine. June 2015, Vol 162, No. 11 doi:10.7326/M14-1616
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Grace A. Lin, MD, MAS; Rita F. Redberg, MD, MSc. Addressing Overuse of Medical Services One Decision at a Time. JAMA Internal Medicine. Published online May 18, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.1693