Hundreds of thousands of hospital patients get a pricey genetic test. But it’s often unnecessary, a team of U-M clinicians says.
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A new analysis of public data shows some hospitals are penalized for patients’ readmissions, though they do better at keeping patients alive.
Even when clinicians agree an MRI or CT isn’t needed, referral and patient factors get in the way, a new survey shows.
In 20 years, only 92 gold-standard studies have been done for cardiac arrest, though it happens a staggering 535,000 times annually in the U.S.
The same approach that helps patients manage powerful blood thinners could help expand access to medication-based addiction treatment.
The pipeline of future physicians still doesn’t reflect the full spectrum of American society — so experts say institutional support should start earlier.