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May 16th, 2017

A Better Way

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

A BETTER WAY A cancer procedure has better outcomes — so why isn’t everyone using it? Researchers from a national group including Sean C. Dowdy, M.D., discovered the U.S. health care system would have averted 2,300 complications among 32,000 cases if minimally invasive surgery had been used to treat endometrial cancer. As she sips warm […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, endometrial cancer, health disparity, Kern Center, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, minimally invasive surgery, Science of health care delivery, Sean Dowdy, Society for Gynecologic Oncology


April 20th, 2017

Economies of scale: volume in health care

By meghanknoedler meghanknoedler

The concept is simple, if you perform the same procedure over and over; day in and day out, you tend to do it better, quicker, and safer than your counterpart who has only done it a few times, or infrequently. It’s referred to in other lines of work as “economies of scale.” The application of […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Jeff Karnes, Kern Center, Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Meghan Knoedler, outcomes, quality, Ron GO, Sean Dowdy, volume


April 7th, 2017

The value in second opinions

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

One of the reasons patients come to Mayo Clinic is to obtain a second opinion. This can be lifesaving. In a recent research publication, Extent of diagnostic agreement among medical referrals, a Mayo Clinic physician-scientist team showed that for a group of 286 patients referred from primary care providers to Mayo Clinic’s General Internal Medicine […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, diagnostic error, James Naessens, National Academy of Medicine, Robert Lohr, second opinion, Thomas Beckman


March 21st, 2017

Building the evidence base with the Society of Behavioral Medicine

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) combines nursing, psychology, medicine and public health in an interdisciplinary forum to promote new understanding of human behavior, health and illness. At its annual meeting, March 29 – April 1, in San Diego, SBM will convene more than 2,200 behavioral and biomedical researchers and clinicians to share research, learn […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Dr. Allison Holgerson, Dr. Gladys Asiedu, Dr. Lila Finney-Rutten, Dr. Lila Rutten, Dr. Shawna Ehlers, Dr. Sunita Dodani, Dr. Wesley Gilliam, Kern Center, Olivia Peavler, population health


March 14th, 2017

Exploration of six alternatives nets policy that cuts surgical delay and overtime

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

Study finds one strategy decreases overtime by 52 percent with same access for patients A few years back, the Mayo Clinic Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery approached Mayo scientists with a problem: a backlog of patients waiting for surgery. They wanted the scientists, in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, doctor burnout, health care delivery, health care systems engineering, Kern Center, Mayo Clinic research, medical research, patient access


February 9th, 2017

Paper, Paper, Paper, and all those little black dots!

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Why are you asking me this again? What does this have to do with my visit today? What does my doctor do with all these forms? These questions, and others, led researchers in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery to consider the use of […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Dr. Ryan Uitti, EPROMS, Florida, Kern Center, patient reported outcomes, PROs


December 27th, 2016

Using the Discovery-Translation-Application cycle to enhance recovery after surgery

By meghanknoedler meghanknoedler

Seventeen years is the average amount of time it takes for research to reach the patient bedside.  But this is not always the case, as a team of clinician researchers in gynecological surgery are showing. “It shouldn’t take 17 years for new discoveries to reach patients,” says Sean C. Dowdy, M.D., deputy director for practice […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, discovery-translation-application, enhanced recovery after surgery, enhanced recovery pathway, ERAS, ERP, Kern Center, Sean C. Dowdy


November 29th, 2016

Rising health care costs: Are physicians Choosing Wisely?

By meghanknoedler meghanknoedler

Physicians are burned out.  The reasons for which are seemingly endless:  for one, the health care system is asking them to continually add more to their plate.  More diagnosis codes, more communication and oversight with more complex patients, more administrative duties such as charting and patient emails and portal systems, yet no more time. Physicians […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Choosing Wisely, Choosing Wisely Campaign, Family Medicine, Kern Center, Michael Grover, value


November 21st, 2016

Physician heal thyself

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

In recent months, we have heard a lot about physician burnout, medical student suicide, and other health care provider health and wellness issues. A growing problem, and one that is difficult to combat, as physician shortages are predicted to rise in the future, placing ever more burden on those in the system. Shortages lead to issues accessing […]

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Tags: BMC Health Services Research, burnout, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Hassan Murad, Kern Center, Philip Hagen, physician burnout, preventive medicine


November 1st, 2016

Back In The Game

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Two knee replacement surgeries, one patient, zero signs of slowing down Lou Myers says despite two knee replacement surgeries, Mayo Clinic surgeons and researchers in Florida got him back to the game he loves quicker thanks to a more painless procedure. Myers benefited from research conducted within the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, CSHCD, Florida, high value health care, Kern Center, knee replacement, Lou Myers, orthopedics, Science of health care delivery, value analysis


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