As the opioid crisis unfolded, prescriptions for the narcotic alternative saw a two-fold increase despite unclear evidence of benefit for pain.
Health Care Delivery, Policy, and Economics
A subset of patients known as maximizers consume a high level of medical resources without clear evidence of better outcomes, a study found.
Speaking directly with a pathologist could help patients better understand their diagnosis and feel empowered, a survey of patient sentiment finds.
Involving patients in pain management decisions significantly decreased opioid prescriptions without compromising pain control.
How a transformative long-term model plans to reshape the culture of hiring, mentoring and advancement of early-career surgeons at Michigan Medicine.
Learning health care systems using electronic medical records for quality improvement and research should first seek patient consent.