Khurshid R. Ghani

Quality initiatives: How to participate—and benefitChanges in health care have made quality improvement (QI) program participation more than a good idea. Today, QI activities are part of the alphabet soup of regulations impacting provider pay.
Ureteroscopy: Surgeons show techniques, tips in videosIn these videos, high-volume stone surgeons demonstrate novel approaches to classification, visualization, and treatment of stones.
MUSIC: How statewide initiative is improving care, outcomesIn this interview, Khurshid R. Ghani, MD, and David C. Miller, MD, MPH, discuss the origins of the Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative, what it’s done for prostate cancer care in Michigan, and how a similar model could be rolled out nationally.
Evaluating web videos found feasible for RARP peer reviewEvaluation of online videos is a feasible method for peer review of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy surgical skills, according to a pilot project undertaken by the Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MUSIC).
Kidney stone risk, related ED visits rising in womenThe risk of women developing kidney stones is rising, as is the number of cases being seen in U.S. emergency departments, while the rate of hospitalization for the disorder has remained stable, recent study findings indicate.
PCNL use rising, and so are related complicationsIncreased use of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in recent years coincides with a rising rate of complications related to the surgery, according to a published study by researchers from Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit.