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Andrew B. Bindman M.D., Denis Hulett M.S., Todd P. Gilmer Ph.D. and John Bertko B.S. (2016, February). Sorting Out the Health Risk in California's State-Based Marketplace. Health Services Research, 51(1), 129–145. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12320.
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Researchers at UCSF looked at data on emergency department visits in California from 2005-2013. Unnecessary use of CTs, which use radiation, is cause for some concern. Renee Hsia MD, a professor at UCSF and senior author of the study says, "There is a lot of awareness about overuse of CTs."
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Pending ballot proposals to legalize retail marijuana in California could lead to the development of a powerful new industry, akin to the tobacco business, that could thwart public health measures for the sake of building revenues, according to a policy analysis by researchers at UC San Francisco.
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The Healthforce Center at UCSF, formally known as The Center for the Health Professions, prepares health care organizations for success by combining a deep understanding of the issues facing their workforce with the leadership skills to drive progress. Learn more about the new Center!
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Daniel E. Forman, Karen Alexander, Ralph G. Brindis, Anne B. Curtis, Mathew Maurer, Michael W. Rich, Laurence Sperling, Nanette K. Wenger. F1000Research 2016, 5(F1000 Faculty Rev):112 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.7088.1)
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Robert J. Newcomer, PhD, Michelle Ko, MD, PhD, Taewoon Kang, PhD, Charlene Harrington, PhD, RN, Denis Hulett, MS, & Andrew B. Bindman, MD. A cost comparison of health care expenditures among users of Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) vs. those using extended nursing facility care.
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The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in a case challenging mandatory union dues in California could have broad-reaching ramifications in the state's health care system which has been an area with strong union activity, says Joanne Spetz, PhD, director of the UCSF Health Workforce Research Center.
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Patricia Katz, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Health Policy, University of California San Francisco, wins the ARHP Lifetime Achievement Award. She received the ARHP Distinguished Scholar Award in 1997, the STAR Award in 2005, and the ARHP Presidential Award in 2003 and 2010.
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture have served up new dietary guidelines, including one of the biggest changes in recent years: For the first time, they’ve placed a clear limit of no more than 10 percent of daily calories from added dietary sugars.
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Nationwide, the proportion of first births to women ages 30 to 34 increased 28 percent between 2000 and 2014; first births to women over age 35 increased 23 percent. "Postponing pregnancy signals that efforts to provide women with more opportunities are paying off,"says Claire Brindis DrPH, UCSF.