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Items Tagged ‘Jeffrey Karnes’

April 20, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Economies of scale: volume in health care

By Meghan Knoedler Meghan Knoedler (@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: cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, endometrial cancer, Jeffrey Karnes, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, minimally invasive surgery, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, prostate cancer, robotic technology, Ronald Go, Sean Dowdy


October 4, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Prostate biopsies down, complications up

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

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 Clinic researchers. The study is the largest to examine the impact […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Forefront, Jeffrey Karnes, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, OptumLabs, prostate cancer, urology


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