Examination of post-birth pain care patterns over time finds declines in opioid prescribing, but opportunities for more non-opioid-based care.
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Health Insurance Rule Change Could Help Millions of Chronic Disease Sufferers Spend Less for the Care They Need Most
A new federal rule could reduce out-of-pocket costs for key drugs and services for people with chronic conditions in high-deductible health plans with health savings accounts
“Secret shopper” study reveals 40 percent of primary care clinics will not accept a new patient who takes opioids
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
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.