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Items Tagged ‘Elizabeth Habermann’

October 16, 2017

Mayo Clinic scientific director named to national opioid stewardship team

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

Researchers across the United States are studying ways to reduce opioid use. In the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, scientists are using evidence-based research to find the ideal dose for each patient, and examining where higher-dose prescriptions may be coming from. Now, one of […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Elizabeth Habermann, opioids


August 3, 2017

Mayo researchers seek to manage pain while minimizing opioid prescriptions

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

For decades, the emphasis nationwide for treating surgical patients was to prescribe enough opioid pain medication to ensure they didn’t have any pain. But health care providers are realizing it’s a balancing act between managing pain and ensuring patients aren’t overprescribed.

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Cornelius Thiels, Elizabeth Habermann, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, opioids, Robert Cima, surgery, surgical outcomes, Tad Mabry


July 3, 2017

Meet our Surgical Outcomes Research Fellows

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Surgical Outcomes Research Program in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery selects surgical residents interested in research to become Surgical Outcomes Research Fellows. These fellows take one or two years away from clinical training to receive mentoring in health services research from Elizabeth B. […]

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Tags: Brittany Murphy, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Elizabeth Habermann, Mariam Ali-Mucheru


March 15, 2016

New Treatment-Sequencing Based on Biomarker Elevation in Pancreatic Cancer

By Meghan Knoedler meghanknoedler

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of death in men and women and is projected to increase to the second leading cause of death by 2020 if there are not significant treatment advances made. Our current understanding of pancreatic cancer suggests that it is a systemic disease in most patients, meaning, that by the time of […]

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Tags: biomarkers, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Elizabeth Habermann, John (Jay) Bergquist, Mark Truty, pancreatic cancer, surgery, surgical outcomes


November 10, 2015

Building the Evidence Base in Health Care Delivery — Underutilization of Inexpensive Test Could Have Dire Consequences

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

CA 19-9 tumor marker test especially important for early-stage patients, Mayo finds Only 1 in 5 U.S. pancreatic cancer patients receive a widely available, inexpensive blood test at diagnosis that can help predict whether they are likely to have a better or worse outcome than average and guide treatment accordingly, a Mayo Clinic study shows. […]

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Tags: Carlos Puig, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Christopher Shubert, David Nagorney, Elizabeth Habermann, John (Jay) Bergquist, Mark Truty, Michael Farnell, Michael Kendrick, pancreatic cancer, Rory Smoot, Ryan Groeschl


October 20, 2015

What others are saying…Mayo Clinic and value-based care

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

A collaborative study co-led by breast surgeon Judy Boughey, M.D.; surgical outcomes researcher Elizabeth Habermann, Ph.D.; and pathologist Gary Keeney, M.D.; that was published more than a year ago, is making news again this month. Impact of analysis of frozen-section margin on reoperation rates in women undergoing lumpectomy for breast cancer: Evaluation of the National […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Elizabeth Habermann, surgical outcomes


June 9, 2015

Surgical Outcomes – A Focus Area for Continuous Improvement

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

“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 Demonstrated by the Case Report […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Elizabeth Habermann, surgical outcomes


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