Dozens of hospitals across Michigan have teamed up to improve surgical care, saving lives and dollars. Now, the leaders propose ways to take the model national.
The movement to reduce overtesting and overtreatment is blossoming, but much more work is needed to cut back on low-value care.
“Low-value” care, such as unnecessary lab tests, could be reduced safely to cut expenses, a new analysis suggests.
More treatment options, targeted therapies and an understanding of when less is more have improved breast cancer outcomes in recent years. But more work remains.
The opioid epidemic has created a tragic surge in donor organs. But despite their safety record, the organs that could save lives go unused.
Americans nearing retirement face double trouble: more disability and cognitive issues than their elders had at this age and a longer wait to collect Social Security.