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 16, 2012
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.
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.
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.