Items Tagged ‘healthcare costs’

January 29, 2016

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich)

Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Heather Privett  with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Editor, Karl Oestreich;  Assistant Editor: Carmen Zwicker   Post-Bulletin Bug-zapping ‘robots’ help prevent infections by Jeff Kiger Mayo […]

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Tags: "bug zapper-like" devices battle bacteria, #FlexForAnn, $6 billion Destination Medical Center, a zoonotic disease, A.L.S., ABC News, Afilbercept costs $1800 per dose, Aflibercept given for macular degeneration, afternoon slump, Albert Lea Tribune, Albuequerque Journal, Almanac

April 19, 2013

New Study Finds Obese Employees More Costly To Companies Than Smokers

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

A recent Mayo Clinic study found obesity is outweighing smoking in employer health care costs. “I think this study is really going to surprise a lot of people that it really is truly obesity that’s raising the health care cost today,” says Mayo Clinic Health System registered dietitian Diane Dressel.  A seven year study by […]

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Tags: Dian Dressel, healthcare costs, Obesity, RedOrbit, WEAU-Eau Claire

June 18, 2012

US Healthcare Industry Confronts Unrestrained Waste to Cut Costs

By Mystery User

There’s a stunning coloured glass Dale Chihuly chandelier worth an estimated $1.2m in one of the hallways. Outside, lush green lawns spread peacefully around elegant white and glass blocks. The state-of-the-art labs are in a hurricane-proof building with huge windows, on the second floor in case of flooding, not in the usual drab basement. The […]

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Tags: Dale Chihuly, Dr. William Rupp, Guardian, healthcare costs, medical care

January 31, 2012

Back to school: Teaching the next generation of cost-conscious physicians

By Mystery User

…But perhaps to truly control costs, healthcare needs to revisit where physicians’ careers begin: medical school. That’s the point made by three professors at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., in an article they wrote for Academic Medicine in response to that journal’s 2011 Question of the Year. The question asked what improvements in medical […]

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Tags: 2011 Question of the Year, Academic Medicine, Frederic W. Hafferty, healthcare costs, medical school, Michael Brennan, Wojciech Pawlina

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