New Strategies to Reduce Psychiatric Patient Boarding in ERs

Originally published in PsychiatryAdvisor. By Scott Zeller, MD October 06, 2014 It's been hard to miss hearing of the nationwide scourge of psychiatric patients languishing for long hours in medical emergency departments (EDs). Known as “boarding,” it is an unfortunate situation that reportedly arises over 90% of EDs on a regular basis. Individuals [...]

2018-06-12T17:11:42+00:00 October 6th, 2014|Categories: Archive|

Pilot Program at Oakland Hospital Cuts HIV/AIDS Readmissions Almost in Half

Originally published in California Healthline. By David Gorn May 13, 2014 University of California researchers yesterday released initial results of a pilot project to launch a patient-centered medical home model of care for HIV/AIDS patients at a hospital and four community clinics in Alameda County. The early results were pretty striking, according to [...]

2018-06-11T23:05:11+00:00 May 13th, 2014|Categories: Archive|

Pain control without dangerous drugs

Originally published in SF Chronicle. By Victoria Colliver June 4, 2013 (06-06) 17:16 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Jenelle Prins doesn't envision ever being able to live without taking at least some medication to help her cope with chronic pain due to the skeletal and shoulder injuries she suffered from a car accident in 1988 [...]

2018-06-11T22:07:41+00:00 June 4th, 2013|Categories: Archive|

Palliative therapy teams coordinate care

Originally published in SFGate. By Victoria Colliver March 12, 2013 Gloria Romaine has advanced, inoperable cancer, but hospice was never a consideration for the 61-year-old San Leandro woman. Romaine is not ready for an end-of-life strategy. She's actively fighting her cancer and wants help managing her pain. When her doctors at Oakland's Highland Hospital mentioned [...]

2018-06-11T19:12:50+00:00 March 12th, 2013|Categories: Archive|