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Bridging Big Gaps in Rural Care

August 07, 2019
Despite research showing that restrictive policies inhibit patients’ access to care and increase hospitalizations and emergency room visits, nurse practitioners in many states aren’t permitted to practice and prescribe without physician oversight. Meanwhile, 28 other states permit NPs to prescribe...

Workforce Impact of Emerging Technologies in Long Term Care

August 07, 2019
By 2030, people 65 and older are projected to account for 20% of the U.S. population (U.S. Census Bureau, 2012); by 2017 over 70% of disposable income in the U.S. will be in the hands of those over 60 years old (World Economic Forum, 2015). Rapidly emerging technological advances hold great...

3rd Annual Ranking of 32 Most Influential People in Dentistry

July 30, 2019
Congratulations to Cristin Kearns, assistant professor at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and the UCSF School of Dentistry and has been selected in the Incisal Edge’s 3rd annual ranking of 32 Most Influential People in Dentistry! Her research is archived at the UCSF Industry...

Conflicts of interest between the sugary food and beverage industry

July 19, 2019
Oral health at a tipping point: new Lancet Series lays out why oral health has been neglected and argues that radical public health action is needed. Comment on Conflicts of interest between the sugary food and beverage industry by Cristin Kearns,  and Lisa Bero NPR Interview: https://www.npr.org...

Medicare for All and Private Insurance: It is like mixing oil and water

July 19, 2019
Editorial by James Kahn, MD, emeritus professor at the The Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF,  examines the potential role of private insurance in Medicare for All (M4A) or single payer health care. Read more:

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