A new spinal cord injury protocol, based on research by UCSF scientists, is a mixture of revised evaluations and new treatments to personalize care. It has spurred quicker recoveries for patients.
Fears of insensitive questioning, withdrawal from hormone treatment and the use of a patient’s legal name, rather than chosen name, may drive many transgender people away from acute care facilities, including emergency departments, urgent care and inpatient treatment, according to an analysis by UCSF doctors.
Over the past three years, UCSF Health has seen patient satisfaction ratings climb, while negative safety incidents and overall costs have continually decreased.
An examination of how the adoption of EHRs affected the quality of hospital care between 2008 and 2013 found that mortality rates fell as hospitals learned how to work with the technology.
The odds of being a frequent user of California’s emergency departments dropped in the two years following the implementation of major provisions of the Affordable Care Act in January 2014.
Nursing leadership at the UCSF School of Nursing and UCSF Health are leading an effort aimed at optimizing the advantages of tighter integration between the two organizations.
The use of newer blood-thinners for patients at risk of stroke may lead to two fewer days in the hospital for those who experience complications, with the same survival rate as the older drug warfarin.