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.
June 04, 2012
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.
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 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.
June 13, 2011
Heart attack patients die at a higher rate when their nearest emergency room is so overtaxed that the ambulance transporting them is dispatched to another hospital, according to a new study led by scientists at UCSF.
January 12, 2011
In a study led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco, a new cognitive training method significantly improved the ability of patients with chronic brain injury to maintain attention on goals and execute tasks – skills that these patients often lack as a result of their injuries.
December 17, 2010
A UCSF shuttle bus stopped at a red light near San Francisco General Hospital was rear-ended this morning in a chain-reaction traffic collision, said the San Francisco Police Department.
November 18, 2010
In a letter to the UCSF community, Chancellor Desmond-Hellmann expressed sorrow over a fatal accident this week involving a campus shuttle bus that resulted in the death of a 65-year-old woman.
August 04, 2010
Hospital emergency departments need to be better adapted to the needs of terminally ill patients who are increasingly seeking palliative care in the emergency room, according to a study led by a physician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.