Author Interview Video Library


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    February 1, 2023

    Simple Mortality-Based Value Metric for Hospital Performance Reporting

    Dr. Ben Pollock, the Scientific Director for the Science of Quality Measurement Program at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL shares insights from his article appearing in the February 2023 issue of MCP:IQ&O, where he and the authors developed a simple, interpretable value metric (VM) to assess the value of care of hospitals for specific procedures or conditions by operationalizing the value equation. Dr. Pollock concludes that this simple equation may have utility for interpretable reporting of hospitals’ value of care for specific conditions or procedures.


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    March 22, 2023

    Equitable Approaches to Menthol Tobacco Use Reduction

    Dr. Amirala Pasha, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN shares insights from his commentary appearing in the April 2023 issue of MCP:IQ&O, where he and co-author, Dr. Richard Silbert, conclude a menthol ban may ultimately be part of an effective tobacco control policy, however a ban should only be implemented once structural legal concerns are addressed, other harm reduction strategies have been employed and there is adequate buy-in from the community.