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The PLACETM research and findings have been widely featured in the national media.

THE ATLANTIC

THE BOSTON GLOBE

CBS NEWS

CNN

DOCTORS LOUNGE

FOX NEWS

THE GUARDIAN

HEALTH AFFAIRS BLOG

HEALTH DAY

THE HUFFINGTON POST

THE JAMA NETWORK

KAISER HEALTH NEWS

LOS ANGELES TIMES

MEDICAL DAILY

MODERN HEALTHCARE

MOTHER JONES

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO

NEW YORK TIMES

PHYSICIAN’S WEEKLY

PR NEWSWIRE

REUTERS

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER

SAN JOSE INSIDE

SCIENCE DAILY

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO

TIME

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO

US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT

USA TODAY

THE WASHINGTON POST

 


 

THE ATLANTIC

 

► The Atlantic. "The Decline of Emergency Care". Jason Silverstein, April 26, 2013

 


 

THE BOSTON GLOBE

 

► The Boston Globe. "Diagnostic Testing carries its own Health Risks". Jerry Cianciolo, July 26, 2015.

 


 

CBS NEWS

 

► CBS. “ER Death Rate in the U.S. Has Dropped by Almost Half.” Maureen Salamon, July 7, 2016.

 


 

CNN

 

► CNN. “ER closures raise deaths at nearby hospitals.” Roni Caryn Rabin, August 5, 2014.

 


 

DOCTORS LOUNGE

 

► Doctors Lounge “Very Few Cases of Chest Pain Seen in ER Are Life-Threatening.” June 15, 2016.

 


 

FOX NEWS

 

► Fox News. “Emergency rooms slow to treat, transfer psychiatric patients. September 23, 2016.

► Fox News. “'Nonurgent' patients might still end up being hospitalized.” April 19, 2016.

 


 

THE GUARDIAN

 

► The Guardian. “Black Patients Half as Likely to Receive Pain Medication as White Patients, Study Finds.” Amanda Holpuch, August 10, 2016.

 


 

HEALTH AFFAIRS BLOG

 

► Health Affairs Blog. “Health Affairs’ July Issue: ACA Coverage, Health Spending, And More.” Chris Fleming, July 6, 2016.

► Health Affairs Blog. “More from the Grantmakers In Health Annual Conference: Diane Meier on Palliative Care; a Film on Elder Care.” Lee-Lee Prina, April 23, 2015.

► Health Affairs Blog. “Mortality Rate Increases With Emergency Department Closures.” Jason Shapiro and Lynne Richardson, September 11, 2014.

► Health Affairs Blog. “The Seeds of a Solution to the Problems of Emergency Medicine.” Mona Sarfaty, January 3, 2014.

► Health Affairs Blog. “Health Affairs Briefing: Future Of Emergency Medicine: Challenges And Opportunities.” Chris Fleming, November 22, 2013.

 


 

HEALTH DAY

 

► Health Day. “ ER Visits for These 3 Health Woes Don't Have to Happen” Robert Preidt, September 12, 2017.

► Health Day. “ Psychiatric Patients Face Longer Waits in ER” Robert Preidt, September 13, 2016.

► Health Day. “ ER Death Rate in U.S. Drops by Nearly Half” Maureen Salamon, July 6, 2016.

► Health Day. “Just 6 Percent of Chest Pain Cases in ER Are Life-Threatening: Study” Randy Dotinga, June 15, 2016.

► Health Day. “Black Heart Attack Victims More Likely to Have Ambulance Diverted.” Robert Preidt, March 21, 2016.

► Health Day. “Malpractice Fears Spurring Most ER Docs to Order Unnecessary Tests.” Dennis Thompson, March 24, 2015.

► Health Day. “More Kids Using ERs for Medical Care, Researchers Say.” Tara Haelle, October 14, 2014.

 


 

THE HUFFINGTON POST

 

► The Huffington Post. “Crowded U.S. Emergency Depts Tied To Worse Heart Attack Survival For Blacks." Lisa Rapaport, July 5, 2017.

► The Huffington Post. “With Nowhere To Turn, More Psychiatric Patients Are Ending Up In The ER." Erin Schumaker, October 22, 2016.

 


 

THE JAMA NETWORK

 

► The JAMA Network. “Presenting Health Complaints in Emergency Departments Often Similar Between Cases Requiring Immediate Care or Deemed Non-Urgent. Elizabeth Fernandez, March 19, 2013.

► The JAMA Network. “Comparison of Presenting Complaint vs Discharge Diagnosis for Identifying "Nonemergency" Emergency Department Visits.” March 19, 2013.

 


 

KAISER HEALTH NEWS

 

► Kaiser Health News. “Wide Variation in Hospital Charges for Blood Tests Called ‘Irrational.’” Roni Caryn Rabin, August 15, 2014.

► Kaiser Health News. “Injured Who Lived Near Closed Trauma Centers More Likely To Die.” Roni Caryn Rabin, March 13th, 2014.

 


 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

 

► Los Angeles Times. “UCLA study offers hope on emergency room crowding.” Soumya Karlamangla, October 14, 2014.

► Los Angeles Times. “Study: Emergency room closures can be deadly for area’s residents.” Karen Kaplan, August 4, 2014.

► Los Angeles Times. "Many seek acute care within month of hospital release, study says". Eryn Brown, January 22, 2013.

 


 

MEDICAL DAILY

 

► Medical Daily. “Visits to ER Rose Following Recession: What Role Do Emergency Rooms Play In The Health Care System?” Susan Scutti, October 14, 2014.

 


 

MODERN HEALTHCARE

 

► Modern Healthcare. “Tougher immigration enforcement is taking a toll on healthcare.” Harris Meyer, April 21, 2017.

► Modern Healthcare. “Emergency Department Mortality Rates Plummet Over 15 Years” Erica Teichert, July 6, 2016.

► Modern Healthcare. “Better Funding Means Trauma Center Shortage May Become a Glut” Steven Ross Johnson, November 28, 2015.

► Modern Healthcare. “Blog: Study Defends 'Defensive Medicine'—Sort Of” Sabriya Rice, November 5, 2015.

 


 

MOTHER JONES

 

► Mother Jones. “The Startling Reasons Why Heart Attacks May Kill More Black People” Jaeah Lee, March 17, 2016.

 


 

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO

 

► NPR "After All but Disappearing, Psychiatric Hospitals Are Coming Back". Jimmy Jenkins, March 3, 2017

► NPR. “Targeting and Healing Medi-Cal’s Most Expensive Patients — And Saving Money David Gorn, June 21, 2016.

► NPR. “People With Minor Injuries Are Increasingly Getting CT Scans” Nancy Shute, January 19, 2016.

 


 

NEW YORK TIMES

 

► New York Times. “Finding Good Pain Treatment Is Hard. If You’re Not White, It’s Even Harder.” Abby Goodnough, August 9, 2016.

 


 

PHYSICIAN’S WEEKLY

 

► Physician’s Weekly. “CME – Shared Decision Making: Perceptions of Emergency Physicians” Chris Cole, December 30, 2015.

► Physician’s Weekly. “CME: ED Physician Perceptions of Diagnostic Imaging” Chris Cole, November 13, 2015.

 


 

PR NEWSWIRE

 

► PR Newswire. “Only 3.3 Percent of ER Visits are 'Avoidable'” August 31, 2017.

► PR Newswire. “Young People After Obamacare: Some ER Visits Down, Others Way Up” January 19, 2016.

 


 

REUTERS

 

► Reuters. “Crowded U.S. emergency depts tied to worse heart attack survival for blacks.” Lisa Rapaport, July 4, 2017.

► Reuters. “'Nonurgent' Patients Might Still End Up Being Hospitalized.” Kathryn Doyle, April 18, 2016.

► Reuters. “Emergency Room Symptoms May Not Predict Health Care Needs: Study.” Andrew M. Seaman, March 19, 2013.

► Reuters. “Stomach CT Scans can be Avoided in Some Kids - Study.” Genevra Pittman, February 7, 2013.

 


 

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

 

► San Francisco Chronicle. “Program Seeks to Help Gun Victims Break Cycle of Violence” Victoria Colliver, December 13, 2015.

► San Francisco Chronicle. “S.F. General Hospital Shows Off New Trauma Medical Center” Victoria Colliver, November 18, 2015.

 


 

SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER

 

► San Francisco Examiner. " UCSF study finds higher mortality rates for blacks near crowded hospitals than whites.” Michael Barba, June 7, 2017.

 


 

SAN JOSE INSIDE

 

► San Jose Inside. "County Tries ‘Pay-for-Success’ Funding Model for Public Housing." Jennifer Wadsworth, April 6, 2015.

 


 

SCIENCE DAILY

 

► Science Daily. "Study finds racial disparity in emergency department opioid prescriptions". August 8, 2016

► Science Daily. "Patients triaged as nonurgent in ED get diagnostics, procedures, admitted". April 18, 2016

► Science Daily. "How is the quality of care in a commercial virtual visit?". April 4, 2016

► Science Daily. "Care of patients prior to making a diagnosis rarely assessed by quality measures". February 3, 2015

► Science Daily. "Increase seen in use of emergency departments by children in California, regardless of insurance type". October 14, 2014.

 


 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO

 

► Southern California Public Radio. "Does Defensive Medicine Mean Fewer Malpractice Suits?". Rebecca Plevin, November 18, 2015

 


 

TIME

 

► TIME. “Your Next Blood Test Could Cost $10,000.” Alice Park, August 15, 2014.

► Time. "Your Doctor Likely Orders More Tests Than You Actually Need". Alice Park, March 24, 2015.

 


 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO

 

► UCSF. “Top Avoidable Emergency Room Visits: Alcohol, Dental Issues and Depression.” Elizabeth Fernandez, September 1, 2017.

► UCSF. “Gunshot Survivors in High-Crime Community Face Elevated Risk of Early Death, Study Shows.” Suzanne Leigh, November 18, 2015.

► UCSF. “Higher Chance of Hospital Death Found in Areas Where Emergency Departments Have Closed.” Elizabeth Fernandez, August 4, 2014.

 


 

US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT

 

► US News and World Report. “Psychiatric Patients Face Longer Waits in ER.” Robert Preidt, September 13, 2016.

► US News and World Report. “Data Deep Dive: GOP, Dems Both Wrong on Obamacare.” Lindsey Cook, October 27, 2014.

► US News and World Report. “More Kids Using ERs for Medical Care, Researchers Say.” Tara Haelle, October 14, 2014.

► US News and World Report. “ER Waiting Times Vary Significantly, Studies Find.” Alan Mozes, September 18, 2014.

► US News and World Report. “Trauma Center Closures Tied to Higher Death Risk for Injured Patients.”, Robert Preidt, March 13th, 2014.

 


 

USA TODAY

 

► USA Today. “Ambulance Diversions Puts Heart Attack Patients at Risk.” Barbara Feder Ostrov, September 2, 2015.

 


 

THE WASHINGTON POST

 

► The Washington Post. “ Psychiatric patients wait the longest in emergency rooms, survey shows. Amy Ellis Nutt, October 18, 2016.

► The Washington Post. “Dental Care for Medicaid Patients is Expanding, but a Study Says That Won’t Reduce ER Visits.” Robert Gebelhoff, August 6, 2015.

► The Washington Post. “Study Finds ER Closures Affect Mortality Risks at Nearby Hospitals.” Roni Caryn Rabin, August 4, 2014.