For some surgery patients, a prescription to ease postoperation pain leads to continued opioid use months afterward.
Post Operative and Recovery
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.
Complication-related costs for common operations run two to three times higher at some hospitals, which tend to have higher complication rates, too.
A patient’s chances of readmission after gynecologic oncology surgery could be determined before she leaves the hospital. A U-M expert explains his methodology.