A national study, led by Michael M McKee, finds major variations in hearing aids use by race, income and education – but VA insurance coverage levels the playing field. Even those able to pay out of pocket may not do so, due to stigma, vanity and mistrust.
The study is the first to incorporate clinician perspectives in recommended changes to EHR systems for improved diabetes management and was co-authored by faculty at the University of Michigan School of Information, Rutgers School of Communication and Information, and the U-M Department of Family Medicine.
Lisa Meeks, PhD, clinical lecturer interviewed over 40 physicians, medical students, and administrators for the report, which outlines best practices for diversity and inclusion of medical students with disabilities
New cost effectiveness analysis in JAMA Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery is the 'first study to show an association between hearing aid use and how older people use the health care system,' according to lead author Elham Mahmoudi.
Medical disaster response tends to focus on the capacity of hospital emergency services to respond and treat disaster victims. New research shifts attention to the role of community outpatient services, like primary care practices, in crisis response. The study finds that many primary care leaders may be underestimating the potential impacts of