A new study pulls back the curtain on one of the most contentious issues in health care: differences in payment between physicians who perform operations and those who don’t. Contrary to perception, the research indicates, the physician payment system is not inherently “rigged” to favor surgeons.
Almost three-quarters (74%) of parents are aware of online rating sites for physicians, and more than one-quarter (28%) have used those online ratings to choose a healthcare provider for their children, according to U-M research published today in Pediatrics.
Two years ago, more than 1,800 doctors from U-M and around Michigan joined together to improve the care of 80,000 people who rely on Medicare, while also slowing the growth of their health costs. Data released yesterday show they achieved much of their aim in just the first year, though more opportunities remain to improve care and contain costs further.
A peek inside the brains of more than 750 children and teens reveals a key difference in brain architecture between those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and those without. Those with ADHD, U-M research finds, lag behind others of the same age in how quickly their brains form connections within, and between, key brain networks.
Doctors nationwide rate the U-M Health System as one of the best places for young doctors to train in their chosen field, across 20 medical specialties, according to a new ranking. Nearly 1,200 residents and fellows are currently training at University of Michigan in 105 specialties.