IHPI Briefs

Leading voices on today's health policy issues

Sepsis

What is sepsis?

Sepsis a life-threatening, extreme immune response to infection. Without early detection and appropriate treatment, sepsis can rapidly lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. More than 1 million Americans develop sepsis each year, and 250,000 will...

Healthy Michigan Plan
Findings from a survey of Healthy Michigan Plan enrollees

The University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation is partnering with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to conduct a long-term evaluation of the Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP), Michigan’s Medicaid expansion program. Domain IV of the evaluation...

Episodes of Care
Episodes of Care begin with a healthcare “event,” such as a knee replacement surgery, and extend throughout a window of time when a patient receives healthcare services following that event.

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Immediate postpartum long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) refers to the insertion of an intrauterine device (IUD) or contraceptive implant immediately after childbirth, before hospital discharge.

Both IUDs and contraceptive implants may be placed prior to hospital...

Lisa Prosser

Sound public health policymaking depends on a solid evidence base to frame choices and alternatives around critical decisions that can potentially affect millions of people. But when the available evidence is scarce, and the outcomes of various scenarios appear murky, how can decision-makers...

Sanjay Saint

Dr. Sanjay Saint’s research program focuses on enhancing patient safety by preventing healthcare-associated complications, with a special focus on reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI), one of the most common and...

Brant Fries

A leader in the fields of healthcare policy and assessment methodology, Dr. Brant Fries has devoted his career to developing assessment measures to improve the care of vulnerable populations across a broad spectrum of healthcare settings...

Vineet Chopra

Dr. Vineet Chopra’s research program is devoted to improving the use of vascular access devices and preventing device-associated complications, which rank among the most costly and prevalent healthcare-acquired conditions in the U.S....

Learn about future research and policy challenges in this section's video

Kidney disease significantly alters the quality of life of millions of people worldwide who live with this illness, as well as the family and friends who may provide care for them. It exacerbates a host of other chronic conditions, contributing both to shortened lifespan and a huge cost burden...

A legal scholar’s role in studying healthcare reform

In March 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act became federal law.
Two months later, Nicholas Bagley, J.D., joined the University of Michigan Law School faculty. The timing may be coincidental. But the impact of the
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A study published in the journal Health Affairs showed the availability of primary care appointments actually improved for people with Medicaid in the first months after the State of Michigan launched the Healthy Michigan Plan under the Affordable Care Act. The research, led by...

Dr. Michelle Macy is a fellowship-trained pediatric health services researcher and pediatric emergency physician with a focus on child passenger restraint behaviors among parents of children younger than 13 years. Her research focuses on...

Prescription drug overdoses have become an alarming public health issue linked to increased rates of opioid prescribing and use - what does the research tell us about how to prevent dangerous and even fatal side effects from opioids?

Learn more about the work of Dr. Darrell "Skip" Campbell, Jr., and the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative (MSQC) that focuses on reducing common surgical complications to improve outcomes, cost-effectiveness, and care before, during,...

Shifting the Health Care Cost Discussion from How Much to How Well

In the 1990s, a multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Michigan led by A. Mark Fendrick, MD, developed a concept to restructure health benefit designs so they better supported the clinical indications for care. The concept...