To diagnose painful kidney stones in hospital emergency rooms, CT scans are no better than less-often-used ultrasound exams, according to a clinical study conducted at 15 medical centers.
September 17, 2014
August 04, 2014
In the first analysis of its kind, UCSF research shows that emergency department closures can have a ripple effect on patient outcomes at nearby hospitals.
March 10, 2014
Injured patients who live near trauma centers that have closed have higher odds of dying once they reach a hospital, according to a new analysis by UCSF researchers.
September 24, 2013
In her annual State of the University address, Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann highlighted UCSF's investments in its research, education and patient care to meet the challenges ahead.
July 12, 2013
San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center was put to the test following the Asiana Airlines crash, but outstanding trauma care is a hallmark of the safety-net hospital, a 140-year partner in health with UCSF.
May 24, 2013
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital opened a new pediatric emergency department on the Parnasssus campus in April to help fill the need for child-focused emergency services in San Francisco.
March 20, 2013
A new UCSF study shows that criteria used to determine the appropriateness of an emergency room visit and to deny payment is inherently flawed.
February 27, 2013
Emergency departments play a critical role in health care, yet consumers typically know little about how medical charges are determined and often underestimate their financial responsibility -- then are shocked when the hospital bill arrives.
December 17, 2012
UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, on Monday issued a letter to the campus community about the tragedy in Connecticut.
December 06, 2012
Severe acute kidney injuries are becoming more common in the United States, rising 10 percent per year and doubling over the last decade, according to a retrospective study at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).