UC Allots $3.4M in Grants for Patient Care

The University of California’s new Center for Health Quality and Innovation has awarded nine grants totaling $3.4 million to UC faculty and staff to improve patient care throughout California. The grants include collaborative efforts to stop blood clots, reduce hospital readmissions, decrease falls in hospitals and limit patient exposure to radiation. The principal investigator for one study is based at University of California Davis and local faculty are co-investigators on three other projects. Dr. Ulfat Shaikh will head up a three-year, $750,000 study into fragmented care after patients are discharged from the hospital, a common problem that leads to poorer patient outcomes, including costly readmissions.

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