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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: Jeff Karnes, kern center, Meghan Knoedler, outcomes, quality, Ron GO, Sean Dowdy, volume


March 30th, 2017

Understanding more–Heart failure patients and skilled nursing facilities

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

For many people diagnosed with heart failure – which almost invariably results in a hospital stay – the next stop is a skilled nursing facility. While their physician  often will reassure them that it’s just for a short time until they can get back to their home, in reality, that stay is long (averaging 144 […]

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Tags: Dr Veronique Roger, heart failure, kern center, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, medical research, REP, Rochester Epidemiology Project, Science of health care delivery, Sheila Manemann, skilled nursing facility


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: 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, SBM2017, Society of Behavioral Medicine


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: 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: Dr Ryan Uitti, EPROMS, Florida, kern center, patient reported outcomes, PROs


February 1st, 2017

The role of Internet resources in clinical oncology: promises and challenges

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

In a new article published in Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, learn how Internet trends among oncology patients and those that care about them are changing. Co-authored by Lila Rutten, Ph.D., Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Scientific Director for Population Health Science in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E.  Kern Center for the […]

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Tags: Cancer, Dr Lila Rutten, Internet usage, kern center, oncology, patient education, Science of health care delivery


January 24th, 2017

Introducing the Sepsis and Shock Response Team, and other care-improving research outcomes

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection. Typically, sepsis occurs in people who are already hospitalized, but is also diagnosed among patients who come to the emergency department. It is the most expensive condition treated in the U.S. In 2002, the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the European Society of Intensive Care […]

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Tags: American Journal of Medical Quality, Emergency Department, Florida, kern center, Science of health care delivery, sepsis, Sepsis and Shock Response Team, Surviving Sepsis Campaign, Dr Pablo Moreno


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: 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: 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, Hassan Murad, Philip Hagen, physician burnout, preventive medicine, kern center


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