When disaster strikes, whether it is Hurricane Katrina or flooding in the Midwest, one of the most striking media images we see are the long lines of people waiting for water, food, and shelter. And in almost every instance, it appears those supplies don’t arrive soon enough.
September 13, 2012
September 12, 2012
Two caches of essential medical supplies needed for disasters are now being stored at UCSF as a result of the state budget shortfall over the summer. This is the first of a series of stories as UCSF marks National Preparedness Month.
September 11, 2012
Disaster can strike at any time without warning. Knowing what to do in an emergency can reduce the impact the situation has on you, your co-workers and your family and friends.
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.
August 16, 2012
It’s become common practice for the roughly 6 million Americans per year who go to emergency rooms with chest pain: Get a stress test or cardiac CT (computed tomography) scan before discharge.
August 06, 2012
Hospitals in areas with large minority populations are more likely to be overcrowded and to divert ambulances, delaying timely emergency care, according to a multi-institutional study focused on California.
August 02, 2012
When Rochelle Dicker, MD, was a UCSF intern, she cared for a 16-year-old boy who had been shot as a result of gang violence. He was eventually discharged, but returned to the emergency room a few weeks later after he was shot again. Today, Dicker directs a program that has proven to save lives.
June 04, 2012
Half of adults over age 65 made at least one emergency department (ED) visit in the last month of life, in a study led by a physician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and UCSF.
April 24, 2012
According to a provocative new UCSF analysis, patients are all too often left in the dark about how and what hospitals charge for their medical care – even in the face of a mounting push nationally for consumers to have a voice in how their health care dollars are spent.
February 15, 2012
A major clinical trial conducted with patients experiencing a prolonged convulsive seizure has shown that injecting drugs into the thigh muscle is just as safe and more effective than giving the medication intravenously.