Latest Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation Stories

2012-04-30 14:16:18

Variation rates not fully explained by community rates for risk factors, heart attack, or cardiac mortality Regional differences in rates of cardiac procedures have increased in Michigan over the past decade–not fully explained by differences in health risk factors, heart attack or cardiac mortality rates–according to a report released today by the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT). The report compares the state's hospital referral regions (HRRs) using...

2011-06-20 10:24:00

Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation survey reveals those with Medicaid coverage face more difficulties accessing care than all but the uninsured ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The second annual Cover Michigan Survey, released today by the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT),shows that people who lack health coverage are more likely to seek medical treatment in costlier care settings and less likely to have regular,...

2011-02-28 12:48:00

Use rate lower in southeast Michigan, and among pediatricians ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - The Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) today released an issue brief showing continued high rates of inappropriate antibiotic use, despite a 15-year national outreach campaign by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to educate providers and consumers on the dangers of antibiotic overuse. According to the CDC, antibiotic-resistant infections in...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'