Doctors and older patients may disagree more often than either of them suspects about whether a particular medical test or medicine is truly necessary, according to findings from a new poll of Americans over age 50.
The number of older Americans who take three or more medicines that affect their brains has more than doubled in just a decade, a new study finds. The sharpest rise occurred in seniors living in rural areas.
Thousands of times a day, doctors sign the hospital discharge papers for patients who have just had surgery. About half will get some sort of post-surgery care. But a new U-M study finds huge variation in where they end up, depending on where they had their operation. And that variation in turn leads to huge differences in how much their care costs.
A new study shows just how much it costs to care for surgical complicatoins in the hospital and beyond, and how widely hospitals can vary in their ability to keep patients from suffering, or dying from, the same complications.
The board of directors of Metro Health Corporation and the regents of the University of Michigan have each approved a definitive affiliation agreement setting the stage for Metro Health to join the U-M Health System.
t was July of 1966. Lyndon Johnson was in the White House, “You Can’t Hurry Love” was on the radio, Billie Jean King had won her second Wimbledon title, and NASA had just launched its first moon-orbiting spacecraft. But in health care, that month holds a different historical significance. The landmark event was quiet, but its impact lasts to this day, in the form of better health care for Americans of all ages.
Right now, about one in five hospital patients has a catheter collecting their urine – and putting them at risk of a painful and potentially dangerous urinary tract infection, or UTI. Now, new results from a large national effort show that it may be possible to both reduce catheter use and UTIs at the same time, saving money and suffering.
Inside hospital walls, countless feats of healing and caring happen every day. But when something unexpected, or harmful, happens to a patient, a different kind of wall can sprout up almost instantly. A new toolkit based on the much-praised UMHS approach to these incidents is now available for hospitals across the country to use.
The University of Michigan Health System’s plans to construct a new 297,000-square-foot health center in Brighton moved forward with the U-M Board of Regents approval Thursday of schematic design and authorization to issue bids and award contracts.
An internationally-recognized head and neck cancer researcher and faculty leader with a proven track record in promoting diversity was named today as the new executive vice dean for academic affairs for the U-M Medical School.
What happens when doctors misbehave? The answer depends a lot on which state they practice in, a new U-M study shows. In fact, the percentage of doctors who get disciplined or pay a malpractice claim is four times less in some states than the percentage in other states.
For more than 160 years, aspiring doctors have applied to the University of Michigan Medical School, hoping to win a spot in one of the nation’s top training programs for physicians. Today, the school once again ranked among the best in the country
University of Michigan physician and researcher Eva L. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., will be honored as one of America’s top doctors at the 11th Annual National Physician of the Year Awards on March 21 in New York.
If you want to beat a fearsome enemy, you must first learn to think like them. If you do, you can predict their next move – and block it. This advice may work on the battlefield. But scientists also think it will work in humankind’s battle against one of the most dangerous bacteria our bodies can face: Clostridium difficile.
Within weeks, flu will start spreading. Multiple national recommendations urge all healthcare workers to get the influenza vaccination, to reduce the chances they will pass the virus on to their patients. But a new study finds that more than half of hospitals still don’t require this.
U-M experts in cancer biology, emergency heart care, bone biology and chronic disease care are among the new members of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academies, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.
The University of Michigan Health System – which includes three hospitals, the health centers, many basic science research departments and the UM Medical School – will be further integrated under a strategic approach outlined today to strengthen the university’s three-part health care mission of patient care, research and education.