A randomized trial shows that providing patients with special disposal bags doubled the odds they would safely dump their leftover opioid pain medicine.
As Research & Policy Media Relations Manager at the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI), Kara Gavin draws on 25 years of experience in communicating about science, medicine and health policy. Her responsibilities include creating compelling stories about discoveries made by the U-M Medical School's primary care, biomedical and mental health researchers, and the findings and opinions of the 600 healthcare wonks at the U-M IHPI.
With their general medical training and their special focus on the needs of hospitalized patients, hospitalist physicians play a key role in many hospitals.
Few people with HDHPs proactively ask about or search for lower-cost care. This suggests opportunity for insurers, employers and health care providers to help.
A poll of older adults finds physical and mental health issues, including hearing problems, as well as poor diet, exercise and sleep habits, are tied to loneliness.
Experts call for regulations to strike a balance between personal privacy rights and the potential for “big data” research to improve patient care and fuel innovation.
U-M researchers show more adults with diabetes covered after ACA provisions for pre-existing conditions and older adults began.