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Shared decision-making collaborators win 2015 Birnbaum Award

GHRI honors eight delivery-system partners for strengthening the patient’s role in treatment choices.
Group Health’s Shared Decision Making Implementation Team members are (L to R) Group Health physician Dr. Jane Ann Dimer; Kim Wicklund, Group Health manager of Patient Engagement; ……
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/06/shared-decision-making-collaborators-win-2015-birnbaum-award

Some women with dense breasts may not need extra screening

A Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium study involving Group Health shows that density shouldn’t be the only factor when considering additional screening.
A Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium study involving Group Health shows that density shouldn’t be the only factor when considering additional screening Debate is swirling aroun……
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/06/some-women-dense-breasts-may-not-need-extra-screening

Learning the benefits and costs of surgery for obesity

Dr. David Arterburn has new studies on the costs, care variation, and effect on life expectancy of bariatric surgery. The results could guide obesity care.
Dr. David Arterburn has new studies on the costs, care variation, and effect on life expectancy of bariatric surgery. The results could guide obesity care. Bariatric surgery such ……
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/06/learning-benefits-and-costs-surgery-obesity

Dr. Jessica Chubak and team ROAR: Research on Animal-human Relationships

A study to help kids with cancer get time with pets begins field work, with encouragement from a GHRI interest group.
Rene Hawkes, ROAR interest group member, with Pratt. Photo credit: Deb Casso. A study to help kids with cancer get time with pets begins field work, with encouragement from a GHRI ……
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/06/dr-jessica-chubak-and-team-roar-research-animal-human-relationships

Applying computer power to cancer research

Before journalist Laurie Becklund died, she called for Big Data research on cancer. That’s exactly what the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium does.
The late Laurie Becklund. Photographed by Elizabeth Rose Becklund Weinstein. Before journalist Laurie Becklund died, she called for Big Data research on cancer. That’s exactly what……
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/06/applying-computer-power-cancer-research

Dr. Larson reflects on health care wisdom from a veteran economist

Victor Fuchs has long written about health care reform and how care influences life. He calls for exactly the type of care that GHRI and Group Health are working toward.
Victor Fuchs has long written about health care reform and how care influences life. He calls for exactly the type of care that GHRI and Group Health are working toward. by Eric B……
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/06/dr-larson-reflects-health-care-wisdom-veteran-economist

What the Supreme Court decision means for health care

The King v. Burwell case—whether health insurance subsidies are for everyone or only people in certain states—has implications for all Americans, writes Dr. Eric Larson.
The King v. Burwell case—whether health insurance subsidies are for everyone or only people in certain states—has implications for all Americans, writes Dr. Eric Larson. by Eric B……
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/06/what-supreme-court-decision-means-health-care

Starting sleeping pills? Risk of car crash may double

A UW-Group Health study linked sleeping pills to nearly twice as many car crashes in Group Health patients. Clinicians should take precautions or try nondrug approaches to insomnia.
A UW-Group Health study linked sleeping pills to nearly twice as many car crashes in Group Health patients. Clinicians should take precautions or try nondrug approaches to insomnia……
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/06/starting-sleeping-pills-risk-car-crash-may-double

What if you’re taking an anticholinergic medication?

Study coauthors Drs. Sascha Dublin, Shelly Gray, and Eric B. Larson explore how to balance the risks and benefits of these common medications.
Study coauthors Drs. Sascha Dublin, Shelly Gray, and Eric B. Larson explore how to balance the risks and benefits of these common medications. Many patients and doctors have share……
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/06/what-if-youre-taking-anticholinergic-medication

Let’s Talk Vaccines — and the power of negative results

Let’s Talk Vaccines — and the power of negative results
What we learned in new research on doctor-parent conversations about vaccines, from study coauthor Dr. David Grossman As a pediatrician, one of my deepest concerns is when I encoun……
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/06/Let_s_Talk_Vaccines_and_the_power_of_negative_results