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At CBSSM, we perform the basic and applied scientific research that will improve health care policy and practice to benefit patients and their families, health care providers, third-party payers, policy makers, and the general public.  In our "Interactive Decision" web feature, we turn a recent research finding into an interactive decision that a patient or policy maker might face.  Read, decide, click—and see how your answers compare with those collected in national research surveys.

Click below to check out our new Interactive Decision: "Attitudes toward Return of Secondary Results in Genomic Sequencing"

CBSSM News & Events

CBSSM Faculty Co-authors of Study on Why Doctors Order Unnecessary MRI Scans
CBSSM Faculty, Brian Zikmund-Fisher, Tanner Caverly, and Jeffrey Kullgren were co-authors on a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine Article on Why Doctors Order Unnecessary Scans for Back Pain. Erika Sears, MD, MS was the lead author.
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Joel Howell quoted in New York Times article, "How an Aesthete’s Eye Can Help a Doctor’s Hand" 10/27/2016
Joel Howell was recently quoted in New York Times article, "How an Aesthete’s Eye Can Help a Doctor’s Hand," which provides food for thought for educating health professionals.
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PIHCD: Brian Zikmund-Fisher 12/08/2016
Brian will speak about Preliminary data from a study looking at how to graphically present historical test result data with current test results.
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