June 20, 2012
Human Capital Blog
Hospital units designed specifically for the care of older patients could save as much as $6 billion a year, a study from the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) finds. In a randomized controlled trial, patients in “acute care for elder ...
October 25, 2006
Referring patients to hospitals that perform high volumes of specific surgical procedures has been associated with better outcomes for those surgical procedures. Less is known about the patient characteristics of those who receive care at low- and h ...
October 19, 2005
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is the most common bariatric procedure currently used in the treatment of morbid obesity. This retrospective study presents rates and indications for inpatient hospital use before and after RYGB for Californians recei ...
January 31, 2004
Program Results Report
From 1994 to 1998, staff at the Ambulatory Surgery Access Coalition implemented a program called Operation Access to increase access to ambulatory surgery services for medically indigent patients in San Francisco.
January 31, 2008
Black pioneered research on designing ways to open the blood-brain barrier, enabling chemotherapeutic drugs to be delivered directly into a tumor.