News & Events

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The US is facing a major shortage of workers in long-term care, including those who provide assistance with activities such as eating, bathing, getting dressed. This UCSF study is aimed at bolstering the personal care assistant (PCA) workforce to provide care for long term patients.
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An open invitation for any clinician or clinician-in-training on how to provide better medical care at lower cost. Submit your ideas for improving healthcare value that have already been put into practice, or any ideas that you would like see implemented. Deadine: Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015.
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Claire Brindis, DrPh, director of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, talks about a new report from the CDC that shows a decline in teen pregancy due to better education about contraceptives and health benefits from the Affordable Care Act.
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Sugar scientist and UCSF professor of health policy Laura Schmidt will question whether consumers really do have freedom of choice – and what policymakers can learn from corporations in nudging consumers toward healthier behaviors. TEDMED2015: November 18 through November 20 in Palm Springs, CA.
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Ralph G. Brindis, MD, MPH; M. Eugene Sherman, MD. (July 2015). Medicare Fee Cuts and Hospital- vs. Office-Based Cardiovascular Imaging Services. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2015;175(7):1231-1232. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2021.
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Grace A. Lin, MD, Rita F. Redberg, MD. (July 2015). Addressing Overuse of Medical Services One Decision at a Time. JAMA Internal Medicine 2015;175(7):1092-1093. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.1693.
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Licensed practical nurses (LPNs), called licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) in Texas and California, are the second-largest health care occupation requiring postsecondary education. Demand for these workers in the long-term care sector is expected to rise over the next several decades.
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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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Ari B. Friedman, M.S., Brendan Saloner, Ph.D., and Renee Y. Hsia, M.D. (June 18, 2015). No Place to Call Home — Policies to Reduce ED Use in Medicaid. New England Journal of Medicine. 2015; 372:2382-2385 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1502627
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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.