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.
New overview advises freeing up inpatient capacity for patients with suspected or confirmed coronavirus, prepping dedicated teams and planning ahead for scarce supplies and equipment.
Black and Hispanic Americans are still less likely than non-Hispanic whites to have health coverage, and more likely to avoid care because of cost.
Unnecessary vitamin D testing dropped dramatically in Canada after payment stopped, but Choosing Wisely guidelines also had an impact in both U.S. and Canada.
Emergency Department Patients May Care Less About a Doctor’s Race and Gender Than Previously Thought
Black or white, man or woman, providers got similar satisfaction and confidence scores from simulated patients in new research with implications for quality reporting.
As research in rats reveals a key brain pathway, neuroscientists contemplate how to translate findings in animals to understanding of human compulsions involving food or drugs.