A new study finds too-long prescriptions in 2/3 of pneumonia patients at 43 Michigan hospitals, most written as part of the discharge process, suggesting an opportunity to intervene
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Hospital readmissions for hip and knee replacement patients aren’t dropping any faster since penalties went into effect, suggesting the program may have hit its “floor” and casting doubt on expansion.
As health care providers push to reduce low-value care, they should put more emphasis on assessing unintended consequences, listening to patients and providers, and measuring outcomes, a U-M-led review finds.
A new tool “scores” patients based on the impact of their multiple chronic conditions.
A U-M study found that type 1 diabetes rates were one-third lower in children who received all doses of the rotavirus vaccine.
As interest grows in addressing pediatric firearm injuries — the second-leading cause of death for young people, researchers list the most urgent priorities for study.