Minal Patel

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Pandemic Worsened Unmet Social and Diabetes Needs in Low-Income Adults

Q&A with Minal Patel

A recent study University of Michigan School of Public Health study highlights how the needs of people living with diabetes were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We spoke with lead author Minal Patel, associate professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, to learn about the study's findings and potential solutions to ensure positive health outcomes in this population.

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Electronic Health Records May Compromise Safety for Chemotherapy Patients

New Research from Christopher Friese and Minal Patel

Electronic health records were supposed to streamline patient information, but in the decade since inception, health workers claim they have compromised patient care and complicated their jobs. A recent University of Michigan study confirms earlier research about EHRs' shortcomings—this time in the highly complex outpatient chemotherapy setting.

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Improving Affordability of Prescription Drugs

Q & A with Minal Patel

Out-of-pocket expenses for prescription medications impose a heavy financial burden, especially on low- and middle-income patients with chronic diseases, often reducing adherence to medication and worsening health outcomes. Members of Congress have launched an investigation into the rising prices of life-saving drugs like insulin.