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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

March 9th, 2017

Researchers study benefits of stretching ‘microbreaks’ for surgeons

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

Many surgeons spend prolonged periods in awkward positions, which increases safety concerns for patients, and can lead to long term medical ailments and burnout for doctors. So Mayo Clinic researchers have a team of surgeons performing “microbreaks” of 90 seconds or two minutes of stretching every 20 to 40 minutes. The result for many surgeons […]

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Tags: doctor burnout, health care delivery, Mayo Clinic research, medical research, population health, surgical outcomes

July 5th, 2016

The July Phenomenon

By meghanknoedler meghanknoedler

“Never go to the hospital in July,” a phrase often repeated by patients; and perpetuated by a myriad of hospital employees, casts a worrisome tone over care received in July. Thus we hear of the “July Phenomenon.” This is because each July 1 is the start of the medical residency year. A day full of […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, cornelius thiels, intern, july phenomenon, Kern Center, medical research, resident, surgical outcomes

October 20th, 2015

What others are saying…Mayo Clinic and value-based care

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

A collaborative study co-led by breast surgeon Judy Boughey, M.D.; surgical outcomes researcher Elizabeth Habermann, Ph.D.; and pathologist Gary Keeney, M.D.; that was published more than a year ago, is making news again this month. Impact of analysis of frozen-section margin on reoperation rates in women undergoing lumpectomy for breast cancer: Evaluation of the National […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Elizabeth Habermann, Harvard Business Review, HBR, high value health care, Kern Center, surgical outcomes, value analysis

June 9th, 2015

Surgical Outcomes – A Focus Area for Continuous Improvement

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

“A surgical procedure should be planned so that the patient, with the least possible risk and loss of time, will receive the greatest possible benefit.” -Dr. Charlie Mayo, 1930. The field of Surgical Outcomes Research is often traced back to Dr. Ernest Codman, who self-published A Study of Hospital Efficiency: As Demonstrated by the Case Report […]

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Tags: Elizabeth Habermann, health care delivery, Kern Center, Science of health care delivery, surgical outcomes

February 3rd, 2015

“One Size Fits All” Doesn’t Apply to Quality Improvement

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

In an era of rising health care costs, and continuing efforts to improve value for patients nationwide, we have seen the rise of a number of quality improvement and reporting efforts. In his study, published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, David Etzioni, M.D., and his team, illustrated that seeking a standardized […]

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Tags: American College of Surgeons, health care delivery, improvement, Kern Center, NSQIP, quality, Science of health care delivery, surgical outcomes, value

June 19th, 2014

Mayo Clinic Plastic Surgery Resident Wins 1st Prize for Best Clinical Research Presentation

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Mayo Clinic plastic surgery resident Sebastian Winocour, M.D., has won first prize for Best Clinical Research Presentation at the Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons  annual meeting in Chicago. Dr. Winocour presented findings of a Mayo surgical quality improvement study aimed at preventing the death of skin on the breast, called breast skin necrosis, after mastectomy with […]

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Tags: Amy Degnim, breast cancer, breast cancer reconstruction, breast reconstruction, mastectomy, Mayo Clinic, Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons, necrosis, Sebastian Winocour, surgery, surgical outcomes, Valerie Lemaine

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