Items Tagged ‘MN Community Measurement’

February 20, 2013

C-section rates in Minnesota vary dramatically, report shows

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

If you’re a first-time mom, your chances of having a Caesarean section could vary dramatically depending on which medical clinic you choose…By comparison, the Mayo Clinic Health System, Southdale Ob/Gyn and Stillwater Medical Groups had rates over 30 percent, while a few others approached 40 percent…Dr. Ola Famuyide, chair of obstetrics at the Mayo Clinic, […]

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Tags: c-section, Caesarean section, Dr. Ola Famuyide, medical necessity, MN Community Measurement, Southdale Ob/Gyn, Star Tribune, variation

October 27, 2009

Compare and Contrast

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Every month, doctors from the 14 clinics of HealthEast Care System around St. Paul get together to talk about their work. They focus on specific measures for each physician’s patient group, such as blood-sugar and cholesterol numbers for people with diabetes. Then the doctors ask themselves how they—and their patients—can do better…   Doctors say […]

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