March 7, 2017
Choosing Wisely–At odds with Diagnostic Accuracy?
Primary Sjögren’s syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disease where your body attacks its self. This happens because some of the white blood cells and several proteins made by these and other cells attack on normal functioning salivary glands (i.e. those in your mouth—leading to cavities, ulcers, and tooth degradation) and tear glands (i.e. your eyes). […]
Tags: autoimmune disorder, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Choosing Wisely, Eric Matteson, rheumatology, Rochester Epidemiology Project
November 29, 2016
Rising health care costs: Are physicians Choosing Wisely?
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 […]
Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Choosing Wisely
March 31, 2016
Although Prostate-specific Antigen Screenings Now Result in Fewer Biopsies, Relative Risk of Complications has Increased
While absolute rates of biopsy and post-biopsy complications have decreased following several benchmark prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening publications, the relative risk for each patient continues to increase, according to a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers. The study is the largest to examine the impact of PSA screening trials and revised PSA screening guidelines on rates […]
Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Choosing Wisely, OptumLabs, prostate cancer
December 8, 2015
Healthcare Cost Concerns? Overtesting is part of the problem
It’s not a new conversation – if you thought back over the last few weeks, you probably could remember at least one healthcare-related chat. Almost as likely, that conversation will have included mention of the cost, time, or other burden that you, or someone you know, have experienced. The cost of healthcare continues to rise. […]
Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Choosing Wisely, OptumLabs, Rozalina McCoy