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January 11th, 2018

Presence of adjustable exam tables doesn’t ensure equitable care for patients with disabilities, research shows

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

Research has shown patients with disabilities can face challenges to receiving the same level of care as those without disabilities. One way that health care organizations and policymakers attempt to address this issue is by providing accessibility equipment. But new research led by Mayo Clinic finds simply having this equipment, like height-adjustable exam tables, may […]

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Tags: disabilities, disparities research, Dr. Sean Phelan, health disparities research, Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery


November 6th, 2017

Larger-dose opioid prescriptions not coming from emergency departments, study shows

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

Opioid prescriptions from the emergency department (ED) are written for a shorter duration and smaller dose than those written elsewhere, shows new research led by Mayo Clinic. The study, published today in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, also demonstrates that patients who receive an opioid prescription in the ED are less likely to progress to long-term use. This […]

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Tags: Dr. M Fernanda Bellolio, Dr. Molly Jeffery, Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, opioid, opioid prescription


August 21st, 2017

Shared decision making should encourage conversations, researchers contend

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

To improve quality and reduce health care spending at a population level, state and federal agencies have begun requiring shared decision making tools for certain procedures and tests. With legal and financial incentives, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and others aim to move the industry toward value-based care. But do shared decision making […]

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Tags: conversation aid, Juan Brito Campana MBBS, Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Marleen Kunneman PhD, Mayo Clinic Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit, Mayo Clinic Shared Decision Making National Resource Center, patient decision aid, shared decision making, Victor Montori MD


August 3rd, 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: Dr. Cornelius Thiels, Dr. Elizabeth Habermann, Dr. Robert Cima, Dr. Tad Mabry, Kern Center, Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Mayo Clinic research, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, medical research, narcotic, opioid, opioid drugs


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