Opinion / Commentary

Opinion / Commentary

U-M Hospital, other top medical centers aim to reduce low-volume surgeries

May 23, 2015

The University of Michigan Health System is one of three major institutions in the nation planning to impose minimum-volume standards on its surgeons, which will eliminate certain procedures unless the hospitals and their surgeons do them often enough to maintain a high enough skill level....

Younger patients more likely to discuss their treatment options using digital tools

May 28, 2015

U-M assistant professor of internal medicine Lauren Wallner, Ph.D., M.P.H., recently discussed the outcomes of a survey published by CanSORT's iCanCare study. The research indicated that individuals under 54...

Nearly 294K Michigan consumers get health plans

June 2, 2015

Nearly 294,000, or about 86 percent, of Michigan consumers who enrolled for insurance at HealthCare.gov paid at least their first month’s premium and were actively covered as of March 31, according to numbers released Tuesday by the federal government. That means 14 percent of the state’s...

Dr. Min authors geriatric trauma patient study

June 5, 2015

According to a new study, elderly patients admitted to the hospital for monitoring and surgical treatment of traumatic injuries could have better geriatric care if medical teams took one extra step by offering geriatric consultation. 

“Trauma teams are generally good at making sure a...