News & Events

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Since 2008, there have been reports that newly-graduated California RNs cannot find work, and thus many are leaving the state for greener pastures. What is happening now? Will health care providers be able to hire all the RNs needed now and in the long term?
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A new national analysis by James Lightwood and Stanton A. Glantz provides strong evidence that a 10 percent decline in smoking and cigarette consumption per smoker in the U.S. would be followed a year later by an estimated $63 billion reduction in total national health care costs.
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Researchers analyzed data for more than 61,000 refugees who arrived in Sweden from 1987 to 1991 to see how many of them developed diabetes roughly two decades after settling into their new communities. Hear a podcast of the findings by Justin White, PhD, a health economics researcher at PRL-IHPS.
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Adam J. Schoenfeld, MD; Jason M. Davies, MD, PhD; Ben J. Marafino, BS; Mitzi Dean, MS, MHA; Colette DeJong, BA; Naomi S. Bardach, MD, MAS; et al. (2016, May) Variation in Quality of Urgent Health Care Provided During Commercial Virtual Visits. JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(5):635-642.
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Andrew Bindman was named Director of AHRQ, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He is a Professor of Medicine, Health Policy, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, at UCSF and also actively participated in the policy process that resulted in federal health reform through the passage of the ACA.
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Many school districts are spending thousands of taxpayer dollars on heavily marketed water filters. Anisha Patel, MD is concerned about high-tech water stations or a reliance on bottled water or filters, which could be teaching children that tap water is not safe to drink.
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In a new study, nationally representative data of health care price information were analyzed by Kathryn Philips, Professor of Health Economics, UCSF. Colleagues David Schleifer and Carolin Hagelskamp, examined consumer responses to questions that were framed in terms of price and quality.
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Diana Lara, Martha J. Decker & Claire D. Brindis. (2016). Exploring How Residential Mobility and Migration Influences Teenage Pregnancy in Five Rural Communities in California: Youth and Adult Perceptions. Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care.
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Yu-Chu Shen, Renee Y Hsia. (2016, March) Do patients hospitalised in high-minority hospitals experience more diversion and poorer outcomes? A retrospective multivariate analysis of Medicare patients in California. BMJ Open 2016;6:e010263
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Introducing a new on-line Masters of Science in Health Policy and Law Program at UCSF and UC Hastings College of Law which was created to educate students about the rapid changes in health law and health policy. Dan Dohan, Ph.D. and Jaime King, J.D., Ph.D., are co-directors of the degree program.