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January 15, 2014
Women giving birth in California can face a huge cost difference in their hospital bills, according to a new UCSF study that highlights the need for more price transparency in health care.
December 26, 2013
A collaborative model of maternity care between UCSF’s certified nurse-midwives and obstetricians that began at San Francisco General Hospital almost 40 years ago allows each to learn from one another and practice to their unique strengths.
October 24, 2013
Barbara Drew is leading research to solve the dangerous problem of alarm fatigue, in which clinicians turn down, turn off or tune out the alarms because they're exhausted by their frequency and false readings.
August 07, 2013
UCSF researchers have developed a two-minute assessment tool to help hospital staff predict a patient’s risk of delirium, a change in mental cognition characterized by severe confusion and disorientation that can prolong hospital stays.
July 16, 2013
UCSF Medical Center ranks among the nation's premier hospitals for the 12th consecutive year and is the best in Northern California.
March 06, 2013
UCSF Medical Center, including the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, has made increasing the safety of health care one of its highest priorities. Here are just some of the ways it is working toward that.
March 06, 2013
In response to mounting evidence that serious errors in hospitals often could be prevented by enhancing communication, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital is participating in the nine-center I-PASS study to determine how to best teach residents to properly hand off pediatric patients to reduce errors.
March 06, 2013
A first-of-its-kind interactive and virtual radiology symposium will be based at UCSF’s Mission Bay campus in May, pulling together professionals at every level of hospital care to improve the safety of diagnostic imaging.
March 06, 2013
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a new report that identifies the top 10, evidence-based patient safety strategies available to clinicians.
March 06, 2013
Teams of UCSF clinicians each took shifts inside a bus set up to simulate the room of a patient showing signs of sepsis, as part of a Bay Area mobile initiative to improve the ability to identify and treat sepsis patients as early as possible.

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