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.
April 24, 2012
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.
January 24, 2012
Two doctors who have learned the art of telling stories are convinced that it has become indispensable to top-notch medical care.
January 09, 2012
John Maa, MD, an assistant professor in the UCSF Department of Surgery, and Neal Baer, MD, executive producer of TV's "ER" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," will address "The Futre of Emergency Care in America - Doctors as Storytellers" on January 11 in Cole Hall on the Parnassus campus.
December 20, 2011
During his 23-year career, Steven Polevoi, MD, the medical director of the UCSF Emergency Department, has done everything from treat traumatic injuries to deliver babies. While medical emergencies occur throughout the year, Polevoi sees the winter season and its related overindulgence as a pivotal time for preventing emergencies by listening to our bodies.
October 12, 2011
Bryan Stow is now recovering after being treated for a severe brain injury at the UCSF-affiliated San Francsico General Hospital and Trauma Center, which recently became the first hospital in the country to be certified for a Traumatic Brain Injury Program by the Joint Commission.
October 05, 2011
Closures of hospital trauma centers are disproportionately affecting poor, uninsured and African American populations, and nearly a fourth of Americans are now forced to travel farther than they once did.
September 13, 2011
On the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, faculty members reflect on the psychological toll the tragedy took.
August 08, 2011
San Francisco General Hospital trauma surgeon Rochelle Dicker, who has treated many pedestrians who ended up in the emergency room after being struck by vehicles, is working with city officials to help make the streets of San Francisco safer.
July 25, 2011
UCSF Medical Center’s Emergency Department at Parnassus Heights is now offering an online reservation system called InQuickER, which is designed for patients with non-threatening minor medical needs.