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Authors: Janet M. Coffman, PhD, MPP, MA; Joanne Spetz, PhD; Kevin Grumbach, MD; et al. Findings presented from a survey of California CNMs and NPs regarding their experiences with EHRs and comparing them with findings from a similar survey of California physicians.
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Between 2006 and 2008, Iowa increased access to family planning services through a Medicaid expansion and a privately funded initiative. Despite increased access to abortion services, abortions in Iowa have declined during the same period.
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“Now that Americans have better access to primary care as a result of the Affordable Care Act, technologists will be in higher demand,” says Joanne Spetz, an economics professor at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, UCSF.
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According to a four-member research team of researchers, including senior author Dr. James G. Kahn, UCSF, medical billing and insurance-related red tape cost the U.S. economy approximately $471 billion in 2012, 80 percent of which is waste due to the U.S. multi-payer way of financing care.
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Many people have dreamed of a day when health policy might be based less on the political clout of special interest groups and more on research evidence. Evidence-based health policy could lead to more rational decision-making than typically occurs today. Article by Andrew Bindman, MD, UCSF
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Editorial: "A Little Bit of Knowledge Is a Dangerous Thing," The Journal of Pediatrics. Michael D. Cabana, MD, MPH, Naomi S. Bardach, MD, MAS Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco
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"Options for Assuring Access to Confidential Care for Adolescents and Young Adults in an Explanation of Benefits Environment" Erica Sedlander, M.P.H., Claire D. Brindis, Dr.P.H., Sara H. Bausch, M.S., Kathleen P. Tebb, Ph.D. The Journal of Adolescent Health
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Daniel Dohan, PhD, Joanne Spetz, PhD, from the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and UCSF colleagues aim to identify a standard of health care education that may help inform the development of curricula across health professions training.
Claire Brindis, DrPH, has been named as the recipient of the 2014 Carl S. Shultz Award for Lifetime Achievement. The Awards Ceremony and Reception took place on Monday, November 17th at the APHA Annual Meeting in New Orleans.
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The Food and Drug Administration has declined to define the frequently used term “natural" in food products. New York Times Commentary by a panel including: Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist and member of PRL-IHPS, UCSF, and president of the Institute for Responsible Nutrition.