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Items Tagged ‘Choosing Wisely’

March 7, 2017

Choosing Wisely—At odds with Diagnostic Accuracy?

By Meghan Knoedler meghanknoedler

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).  […]

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Tags: Choosing Wisely, rheumatology, Rochester Epidemiology Project


November 29, 2016

Rising health care costs: Are physicians Choosing Wisely?

By Meghan Knoedler 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


March 31, 2016

Although Prostate-specific Antigen Screenings Now Result in Fewer Biopsies, Relative Risk of Complications has Increased

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

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 […]

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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

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

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. […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Choosing Wisely, OptumLabs, Rozalina McCoy


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