Dozens of hospitals across Michigan have teamed up to improve surgical care, saving lives and dollars. Now, the leaders propose ways to take the model national.
Surgery Pre- and Post-Operative
A new preclinical study found that a brief period of extended wakefulness before surgery enhances pain and prolongs recovery time after surgery.
For some surgery patients, a prescription to ease postoperation pain leads to continued opioid use months afterward.
Athletes prepare for competition well in advance. Surgical patients, a Michigan Medicine team asserts, ought to do the same.
A new study finds hospitals vary widely on where they send patients for post-surgical care — and that accounts for huge variation in cost.
When high-risk patients need surgery, doctors might take a cue from coaches. A U-M program is helping some clinicians draft the playbook.