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Items Tagged ‘Sean Dowdy’

May 16, 2017

A Better Way

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

A BETTER WAY A cancer procedure has better outcomes — so why isn’t everyone using it? Researchers from a national group including Sean C. Dowdy, M.D., discovered the U.S. health care system would have averted 2,300 complications among 32,000 cases if minimally invasive surgery had been used to treat endometrial cancer. As she sips warm […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, gynecology, health disparities, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Sean Dowdy, surgery


April 20, 2017

Economies of scale: volume in health care

By 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: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Jeffrey Karnes, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, Ronald Go, Sean Dowdy


March 30, 2016

New Deputy Director for Practice named — Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Sean C. Dowdy, M.D., has been appointed Deputy Director for Practice in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. Dr. Dowdy is also the Division Chair, Gynecologic Surgery within the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. He has a long track record of studying innovation and process improvements […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Sean Dowdy


December 16, 2015

Minimally Invasive Surgery – Same Results, Less Complications, Disparity in Application

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Researchers find disturbing patterns of underuse for endometrial cancer patients. Surgeons should use minimally invasive surgery to perform hysterectomy in women with non-metastatic endometrial cancer instead of the more risky open abdominal option. So why aren’t they? This is the question that a collaborative team comprised of researchers from Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins and the […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, hysterectomy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Sean Dowdy


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