Comparison with heart failure and pneumonia patients shows much different pattern of 60-day readmission to hospital or death.
Critical care researchers and veterans are bringing devices used to stop hemorrhage bleeds on the battlefield to civilian life.
Most of those overdosing haven’t received prescription opioids recently, suggesting a need for more opioid use disorder screening and treatment.
When a veteran dies at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, a powerful send-off accompanies their passing. The shared effort involves care teams and fellow patients.
A new digital tracking system was behind the decrease — suggesting a potential partial solution that other health systems could adopt to fight the opioid epidemic.