Doctors at one hospital may be as much as six times as likely to admit an emergency patient with a common non-life-threatening diagnosis to the hospital, compared with doctors at another hospital treating an identical patient, a new U-M study finds.
A new bill introduced in Congress with bipartisan support would allow Medicare to test a concept born from University of Michigan research, which could improve the health of patients with chronic illness while reducing what they spend on the medicines and tests they need most.
When a medical emergency strikes, our gut tells us to get to the nearest hospital quickly. But a new study suggests that busier emergency centers may actually give the best chance of surviving – especially for people suffering life-threatening medical crises.
No matter what kind of health condition a patient has, the University of Michigan Health System offers some of the nation’s best and safest care for it, according to a new hospital ranking issued today by U.S. News & World Report.
On July 15, UMHS will open its new Northville Health Center, a newly built primary and specialty care facility at W. Seven Mile and Haggerty Roads. With just over a week to go, nearly 60 local area health, business and community leaders, along with local media, attended the center's ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The U-M Health System’s leaders today reported positive fiscal year-end results, with an anticipated 0.7 percent ($17 million) targeted margin on operating revenues of $2.52 billion for the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers.
If all eye doctors prescribed the less expensive of two drugs to treat two common eye diseases of older adults, taxpayer-funded Medicare plans could save $18 billion over a 10-year period, say U-M researchers.
Although it's present in only a tenth of all patients who are admitted to the hospital, sepsis contributes to up to half of all hospital deaths in the U.S., according to a study by a U-M Medical School physician and his colleagues.
Every day, some of the nation’s most critically ill and injured patients come through the doors of the UMHS adult emergency department. A new $7M project will enhance their care, and provide valuable research and training opportunities.
Surgery patients covered by Medicaid come into their operations with worse health, do worse afterward, stay in the hospital longer and find themselves back in the hospital more often than those covered by private insurance, a new U-M analysis finds.
The University of Michigan Health System provided more than $429 million worth of community services in fiscal year 2012 – 60 percent of it in the form of covering patients’ unpaid medical costs, according to new data.
A fragile medical safety net stretches across America, made up of thousands of clinics offering free and low-cost health care to those with no other place to turn. A new website created by U-M students aims to become a one-stop location for information and links on all of them.
The U-M Health System seeks to raise $1 billion to create the future of health care, through gifts large and small to support patient care, research, education and more. Under the slogan "Medicine Needs Victors", UMHS aims to bring in 1 in 4 dollars given to the broader U-M Victors for Michigan campaign.
With the political divide over health care reform still strong going into this year’s elections, a new analysis of state-level decisions shows signs of an emerging middle way toward reducing the ranks of the uninsured.
One in eight visits to a a doctor for a headache or migraine end up with the patient going for a brain scan, at a total cost of about $1 billion a year, a new U-M study finds. And many of those MRI and CT scans – and costs – are probably unnecessary, given the very low odds that serious issues lurk in the patients’ brains.
Using simple age cut-offs to guide colorectal screening may contribute to overuse of tests among unhealthy older adults, and result in healthy seniors missing out on the preventative tests that include colonoscopy.
Online ratings that review physicians – just like ratings for restaurants, movies and mechanics – can influence what doctor a patient chooses, but most patients rank insurance acceptance and convenience as more important factors, according to U-M research published Feb. 18 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
As further proof of the University of Michigan Health System’s reputation for outstanding patient care, nearly 500 of U-M’s physicians have been named by their peers to the 2014 Best Doctors in America List.