Research brief: The findings suggest a need to change how records are kept because electronic medical records are used to inform decisions about patient care and to generate bills.
A UCLA study found that 13.7% of Latinos in California remain uninsured. Latinos also have the lowest job-based coverage rates out of all racial and ethnic groups.
A UCLA study found that many countries have taken important steps to align national laws with a 2006 treaty, but others have not gone far enough.
Eliminating routine but low-value preoperative tests for cataract surgery patients associated with cost savings
UCLA researchers compared testing and costs for patients undergoing cataract surgery at two Los Angeles hospitals.
The paper, which was presented to state lawmakers, will guide the conversation about expanding coverage as the state takes steps to revamp the system.
California teens who volunteer and engage in civic life are healthier, aim higher in education, study finds
Researchers discover a significant gap by race and income between those who are interested in and those who participate in civic activity.
A report by UCLA, UC Berkeley and California Food Policy Advocates found that the state could lose up to $1.67 billion in federal benefits.
The United States should provide resources for the mitigation of a possible opioid epidemic in the same way the country provides resources for the ‘war on drugs’ in Mexico, researchers recommend.
A report by UCLA and UC Berkeley experts suggests policies that could help California protect the progress the state made under the Affordable Care Act in expanding health coverage.
Research in a related report, however, found that a greater percentage of California adults are walking regularly: 4 in 5 adults regularly walk for transportation, for leisure or both.
Dr. Michael Rodriguez is founding chair of the group that focuses its energies on research, policy and advocacy work, sharing knowledge and promoting policies that encourage political, economic and social equality.
Plans to change federal Medi-Cal funding could force some California counties to slash health coverage
Counties such as San Bernardino, Riverside and Fresno could see public health care take a bigger bite of their budgets, the study reports.
Requiring insurers to cover retail pharmacy vaccinations for adult Californians could save lives, study finds
Confusion about insurance coverage, limited access to doctors and lack of consumer awareness about vaccines are among the barriers to immunization.
They can be forced to move far from their social and medical networks to find rentals they can afford; they may end up in substandard housing; or — at worst — homeless, the paper’s authors say.
Health systems in low- and middle-income countries not prepared to diagnose and treat common diseases
UCLA’s Corrina Moucheraud says policymakers should focus on training health workers and ensuring access to essential medicines.
A UCLA report found that the new services saved the county money, and provided residents with easier access to mental health and gang intervention programs.
UCLA Blueprint: Professor Mark A. Peterson considers the Affordable Care Act the most important advance in health protection since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid.
California children are drinking less soda but are getting more calories from sugary sports and energy products
African-American and low-income kids are the most at risk for health problems as the biggest consumers of sweetened beverages, a study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research has found.
Three fact sheets recommend that legislators enact changes to help patients and survivors — particularly low-income women — who face serious obstacles to care.
The authors’ goals are to influence policymakers, clinicians, educators and health researchers.
A UCLA study makes recommendations including standardized data reporting and geriatric training, outreach and more integrated services.
UCLA’s Laura Wherry found that there was a 7.9 percent decrease in the number of mothers who didn’t have insurance while they were pregnant.
“By addressing health disparities and promoting health equity... she has raised the public profile of health care access as a true social justice issue,” said UCLA Chancellor Gene Block.
Under Affordable Care Act, Americans have had more preventive care for heart health, UCLA study finds
The results “provide people with more information to make a judgment about the value of the ACA,” said Dr. Joseph Ladapo, the study’s lead author.
The findings, from a study by UCLA and Brazil’s Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, could help public health officials better prepare for outbreaks.