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Request for Applications: Creating a Culture of Safe Prescribing

April 2015

CHCF sought family medicine and internal medicine residency programs to join an action group focused on safe prescribing practices for opioid-dependent patients. Applications were due May 12.

Educating Prescribers About Naloxone to Prevent Opioid Deaths

March 2015

A pilot project aims to prevent prescription painkiller overdoses by educating prescribers about naloxone — a drug that counters the effects of opioids and saves lives.

Community Paramedicine: A Promising Model for Integrating Emergency and Primary Care

July 2013

Can paramedics improve the efficiency of emergency resources and enhance access to primary care for the medically underserved through a new model of care called "community paramedicine"?

California Hospitals: Buildings, Beds, and Business

January 2013

California's acute care hospitals experienced capacity changes between 2001 and 2010. Most have adjusted to economic stresses, and many have improved their financial status.

The Kiosk Will See You Now: Lessons from an ED Experiment

March 2012

Can computer kiosks speed up emergency room care? An experiment in several California hospitals shows it is not as simple as just plugging them in.

Physicians on Call: California's Patchwork Approach to Emergency Department Coverage

February 2011

The state's system for securing on-call emergency department specialist coverage remains costly, complex, and on the edge due to payment concerns, liability questions, and a shortage of specialists.

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