Treatment for overactive thyroid linked to increased risk of dying from cancer

September 03, 2019
New Study at @UCSF shows Association of Radioactive Iodine Treatment With Cancer Mortality in Patients With Hyperthyroidism  CNN report: Link to study:

Study shows California’s physician shortage is getting worse

August 30, 2019
A recent study by Joanne Spetz and Janet Coffman, faculty members of the Healthforce Center at UCSF and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, indicates a growing shortage of physicians in California. The federal government recommends 60 to 80 primary care doctors per 100,000 people...

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...