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1 day ago · Meet the Researchers at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

If you’re heading to New Orleans for AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting (ARM), AcademyHealth says it’s a great opportunity to:
  • Learn about the latest emerging evidence.
  • Discover new methods and applications of rigorous and relevant methods.
  • Identify
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1 day ago · Early bird registration ends soon for TRANSFORM2017

At Transform I'm challenged to approach problems from new angles and find better ways to solve them. – Nick Jehlen, founding partner, Common Practice Transform 2017 offers several opportunities to engage experts who are closing the gap between people and health for patients, providers, [...]

3 days ago · Mayo Clinic at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery has a booth (#211) at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting June 25-28 in Boston.  If you happen to be there, stop by for a visit. You'll be able to learn [...]

4 days ago · Sharing the evidence, building awareness at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting

At Mayo Clinic, research is integral to everything we do for patients. While seeking to address the world’s most challenging health care problems, our researchers work hand-in-hand with health care providers and other professionals to build the evidence base for practice transformation. In the Mayo [...]

6 days ago · Surgical Outcomes – A Focus Area for Continuous Improvement

“A surgical procedure should be planned so that the patient, with the least possible risk and loss of time, will receive the greatest possible benefit.” -Dr. Charlie Mayo, 1930. The field of Surgical Outcomes Research is often traced back to Dr. Ernest Codman, who self-published A Study of Hospital Efficiency: As [...]

Sat, Jun 17 1:16am · The value in second opinions

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 [...]

Fri, Jun 2 10:30pm · Building the evidence base with the Society of Behavioral Medicine

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 [...]

Mon, May 15 7:38am · Physician heal thyself

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 care. We worry about whether it will become more difficult for patients to access health care services, leading to poorer health outcomes. Before now, not much attention was paid to whether or not the doctors themselves had difficulty accessing care. Little is known about the contribution to physician health of access to care. One might assume that for a medical doctor, care access is as simple as walking across the hall. Unfortunately, nothing is that simple. [...]

Mon, May 1 1:22am · Prostate biopsies down, complications up

Researchers are seeking ways to make prostate cancer biopsies safer. While absolute rates of biopsy and post-biopsy complications have decreased after several benchmark prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening publications, the relative risk for each patient continues to increase, according to a new study by Mayo [...]

Wed, Apr 26 6:41am · The role of Internet resources in clinical oncology: promises and challenges

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 [...]
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