Though non-opioid painkillers can be just as effective, patients having dental procedures just before weekends and holidays are more likely to fill prescriptions for opioids.
Gavin draws on more than 25 years of experience in communicating about science, medicine and health policy. She focuses mainly on the research of the 640 health services wonks who belong to the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, who work to understand and improve the safety, quality, equity and affordability of health care. As part of the Michigan Medicine communication team, she has lead responsibility for primary care and mental health topics.
Rapid shifts removed out-of-pocket costs that could keep people from getting coronavirus care. That trend may continue.
Food insecurity disparities by age, health status, race, ethnicity and education seen in National Poll on Healthy Aging; pandemic may have worsened them.
Data on a broad range of common operations shows which ones will draw most on scarce resources.
Ground ambulance rides also put majority of patients with private insurance at risk for unexpected out-of-network bills, study finds.
Social factors drive use of Juul and other e-cigarette products, text-based survey shows, despite widespread understanding by young people of the risks of vaping.