CHV in the News

Selected Media Coverage of CHV Activities

NPR: Patients Demand The 'Right To Try' Experimental Drugs, But Costs Can Be Steep

USA Today: Obamacare signups down 500,000 from last year, but premiums up just $1

ABC 10: Former fire captain's fight for his 'Right to Try' and the debate over Compassionate Use

Facebook Live at USAToday: What happens to the cost of cancer under Trump?

USA Today: Five Reasons to Sign Up for an Obamacare Plan on the Last Day to Enroll

ABC 7 News: 7 On Your Side on Prescription Drug Measure Stirring up Controversy

New York Times: How Yelp Reviews Can Help Improve Patient Care

Washington Post: How Mylan, the maker of EpiPen, became a Virtual Monopoly

Bloomberg: California Drug Price Initiative Opponents Raise Millions

ProPublica: UCSF Study Links Pharma Meals to Brand-Name Prescribing by Doctors

Time: Why Doctors and Drug Companies Shouldn’t Be Friends

Wall Street Journal: Even Cheap Meals Influence Doctors’ Drug Prescriptions

New York Times: Drug Company Lunches Have Big Payoffs

Fox News: Drug Company-sponsored Meals Tied to More Prescriptions

Fortune Magazine: Virtual Doctor Visits May Not Be Best for Urgent Care

Consumer Reports: Find Top California Doctors and Hospitals

POLITICO: Telemedicine Researchers Thwarted in Quality Study

Mother Jones: The Startling Reasons Why Heart Attacks May Kill More Black People

New York TImes: Study Finds Growing Reason to Be Wary of Some Reflux Drugs

Medtech Boston: Resident Megan Hunt, MD Wins Creating Value Challenge Grand Prize

The Washington Post: Do you really need that pelvic exam?

JAMA Internal Medicine blog: The Healthcare Value “Shark Tank at UCSF on Oct 22 

Sacramento Bee: “Two Halves of California Have Wide Gap in Costs” 

LA Times: "Consumers Can Check Prices, Quality Scores on New State Website"

KQED: "Attention Shoppers: New California Website Details, Costs, Quality of Medical Procedures"

KPIX Channel 5: "New Website Lets Californians Compare Surgery Prices at Hospitals"

UCSF News: UCSF Center for Healthcare Value announces 2015 "Teaching to Choose Wisely" campaign

CBS News: “Why So Many Patients End Up Back in the Emergency Room”

The Hospitalist: “Medical Care Overuse Causes Waste, Harm in Healthcare"

Forbes“ER Revisit Rates Higher than Previously Thought, Often More Costly"

El Hospital (Español): “Exámenes Innecesarios previos a Cirugía de Cataratas"

Arab Times: “Experts clarify intervals, ages for cervical cancer screening"

NPR: “The Great Success And Enduring Dilemma Of Cervical Cancer Screening"

NPR: “Why Many Doctors Don't Follow 'Best Practices”

New York TImes: “Many Medicare Cataract Patients Given Needless Tests"

US News and World Report: “Americans Get Too Many Tests Before Cataract Surgery”

Forbes: “Mark Cuban Doesn’t Understand Health Care”

Academic Medicine: 
Engaging Residents and Fellows to Improve Institution-Wide Quality: The First Six Years of a Novel Financial Incentive Program

JAMA: “The Attending Physician on the Wards: Finding a New Homeostasis

SFGate: “It's time to rethink overtreatment

San Francisco Chronicle: “Waste in U.S. health care system

CostsOfCare.org “Go Ask Your Doctor…” – Educating Patients and Physicians About Costs of Care