News & Events

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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
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The Department of Health and Human Services recently issued guidelines requiring insurance companies to offer no cost contraceptives for women. Claire Brindis, director of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies believes this will help insurance companies comply with the new law.
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Americans are consuming more sugar than ever before. Laura Schmidt, PhD, a professor at UCSF, says Americans consume nearly three times more sugar than is recommended. To educate consumers, she created SugarScience, an initiative to educate people about how sugar impacts health.
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Since 2008, there have been reports that newly-graduated California RNs cannot find work, and many are leaving the state. Will health care providers be able to hire all the RNs needed? This webinar describes the latest findings from the report: Survey of Nurse Employers in California, Fall 2014.
The 2015 Health Policy Seminars are co-sponsored by the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Science, Law, and Health Policy.
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Preoperative Medical Testing in Medicare Patients Undergoing Cataract Surgery. Catherine Chen, MD, lead author & UCSF researchers find preoperative testing not indicated for patients undergoing cataract surgery. New England Journal of Medicine - April 16, 2015 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMsa1410846
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Catherine Lewis MPH, Julianna Deardorff PhD, Maureen Lahiff PhD, Samira Soleimanpour MPH, et al. (May 2015) High School Students' Experiences of Bullying and Victimization and the Association With School Health Center Use. Journal of School Health 85: 318–326. DOI: 10.1111/josh.12256
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Doctors at UC student health centers are on a 4-day strike posing potential labor problems for hospitals. Joanne Spetz, PhD, UCSF, says that unionization is less likely for physicians and is not likely to be a new trend.
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Lawrence Oresanya, MD and Emily Finlayson, MD, MS have published a paper in JAMA studying the effectiveness of lower extremity revascularization. Their findings showed that most nursing home residents gained little, if any, function after the procedure.