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August 04, 2014
In the first analysis of its kind, UCSF research shows that emergency department closures can have a ripple effect on patient outcomes at nearby hospitals.
March 10, 2014
Injured patients who live near trauma centers that have closed have higher odds of dying once they reach a hospital, according to a new analysis by UCSF researchers.
January 07, 2014
Researchers have developed a new way to study bone disorders and bone growth, using stem cells from patients afflicted with a rare, genetic bone disease.
October 22, 2013
The National Institutes of Health is awarding $18.8 million, administered through UCSF, to support worldwide research on concussion and traumatic brain injury.
September 17, 2013
More adults in California are flocking to emergency rooms, especially those on Medicaid who are using ERs at a faster rate than the uninsured or privately insured, according to new UCSF research.
August 05, 2013
Commercial casinos are often exempt from smoke-free workplace laws, but a new study led by UCSF has found that when smoking is banned in casinos, it results in considerably fewer emergency calls for ambulances.
March 20, 2013
A new UCSF study shows that criteria used to determine the appropriateness of an emergency room visit and to deny payment is inherently flawed.
February 27, 2013
Emergency departments play a critical role in health care, yet consumers typically know little about how medical charges are determined and often underestimate their financial responsibility -- then are shocked when the hospital bill arrives.
November 13, 2012
A comprehensive survey of genital injuries over the last decade involving mishaps with consumer products — like overzealous zipping — that brought adults to U.S. emergency rooms reveals that such accidents are common and may be preventable, according to doctors at UCSF.
August 22, 2012
UCSF researchers found that poor HIV-infected individuals living in San Francisco are significantly more likely to visit emergency rooms and to have hospital stays if they lack access to food of sufficient quality and quantity for a healthy life.

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