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November 22, 2021

Advancements in opioids research, beyond surgical prescribing practices

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

In “An Institutional Approach to Managing the Opioid Crisis,” the authors describe the elements of Mayo Clinic’s Opioid Stewardship Program. The study’s first author, Halena Gazelka, M.D., an anesthesiologist, is chair of the program. She works together with the study’s senior author, Elizabeth Habermann, Ph.D., deputy director of research in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. […]

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Tags: Andy Abril, Barbara Bruce, Caitlin Brown, Cassandra Ramel, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Cornelius Thiels, COVID-19, depression, Elizabeth Habermann, emergency department, Evidence-based Practice Center, Fernando Rivera


November 8, 2021

Advancements in opioids research, transformations in postsurgical prescribing

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

In an effort to address the prescription opioid epidemic by reducing unnecessary or excess opioid prescriptions, the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery  has been leading Mayo’s research on prescribing practices. Much of this work has been directed by Elizabeth B. Habermann, Ph.D., Deputy Director […]

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Tags: Aakriti Carrubba, Adyr Moss, Amanda Stanton, Amit Mathur, Ansh Goyal, C. Burcin Taner, carpal tunnel, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Cody Wyles, Cornelius Thiels, Cristopher Destephano, David Warner


November 3, 2021

Transforming the practice of opioid prescribing — for kids

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

For children, the opioid epidemic can be about adults in their lives with opioid use disorder or accidental overdoses when a child finds their parent’s pill bottle. But kids can also get addicted to opioids. Mayo Clinic’s Courtney Baker, M.D., an orthopedic surgical resident, and his mentor, Todd Milbrandt, M.D., a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, decided […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, collaboration, Courtney Baker, health care value, opioids, orthopedic surgery, pediatric research, quality improvement, research education, Tad Mabry, Todd Milbrandt


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