The federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality introduced tools to help hospitals change their approach to handling patient harm, malpractice suits and more.
As Research & Policy Media Relations Manager at the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI), Kara Gavin draws on 25 years of experience in communicating about science, medicine and health policy. Her responsibilities include creating compelling stories about discoveries made by the U-M Medical School's biomedical and mental health researchers, the findings and opinions of the 490 healthcare wonks at the U-M IHPI, and the innovative education available at U-M for future doctors and medical scientists.
Critical access hospitals work well for straightforward surgical cases in healthy, uncomplicated patients, an analysis finds.
A small percentage of intensive care unit cases develop a “cascade” of issues, dominating resources and warranting further research on optimal care, a new study finds.
Medical neutrality is in danger, unless the international community acts, a 2015 report says. As violence has recently unfolded at hospitals in Aleppo, the results still ring true.
Who gets hooked on drugs and who stays clean? New research identifies some differences in vulnerability to cocaine addiction and relapse.