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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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