Research Highlights

Experts at UCSF and UC Berkeley are teaming up to evaluate an m-health intervention designed to improve health care and nutrition for mothers and babies in India, with a 2-year, $1.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. more...
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The implementation of reference pricing for diagnostic laboratory tests, when combined with access to price information, was associated with reductions in prices and payments by both employer and employees, a recent UC Berkeley School of Public more...
A study published today in Environmental Health Perspectives outlines a new method for assessing how synthetic chemicals and pollutants may contribute to breast cancer risk. In addition to developing the chemical testing approach, the authors more...
There are more than 600 accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the United States working to improve the quality of care and reduce costs for a defined population of patients with associated financial rewards or losses. A major question is whether more...
In an analysis and commentary published in the October issue of Health Affairs, James C. Robinson, Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Economics, describes public and private sector opportunities to enhance the value of specialty more...
In a viewpoint for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), published in the October 10 issue, Dean Stephen Shortell and Dr. Arnold Milstein point out opportunities to use innovations in care delivery to slow the growth of U.S. health more...
New approach intended to remove barriers to innovation in drug development As the war on HIV/AIDS begins its fourth decade, medical researchers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, patient advocates and government regulators face a new and unexpected more...