In a study of elderly Americans who moved to a nursing home for their final months or years of life, 80 percent died there within one year, according to an investigation by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco.
August 16, 2010
Specialists in geriatric medicine at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the VA Connecticut Healthcare System call the traditional approach of advance care planning “fundamentally flawed,” and propose a new paradigm.
December 28, 2009
UCSF’s Phil Darney is co-leading a new Center of Expertise on Women’s Health and Empowerment that will tackle global health issues such as violence against women and reproductive health and rights.
December 21, 2009
Health care reformers know there won’t be enough primary care physicians to meet the need. Nurse practitioners and midwives are ready, willing and able to fill the gap.