• Reducing opioids not associated with lower patient satisfaction

    June 8, 2018
    PASADENA, Calif. — A Kaiser Permanente study of nearly 2,500 patients who used high doses of opioids for at least 6 months showed that reducing their opioid use did not lower their satisfaction with care. The study, “Satisfaction With Care After Reducing Opioids for Chronic Pain,” was published today in The American Journal of Managed Care. “Physicians ...
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  • Transgender youth more often diagnosed with mental health conditions

    April 16, 2018
    PASADENA, Calif. — Transgender and gender-nonconforming youth are diagnosed with mental health conditions much more frequently than young people who identify with the gender they are assigned at birth, according to new Kaiser Permanente research published today in Pediatrics. While this subject has been analyzed in small, specialized, clinic-based studies that rely on self-reported behavior problems, ...
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  • Some racial/ethnic groups have greater chance of developing high blood pressure regardless of weight or where they live

    February 12, 2018
    PASADENA, Calif. — People who are African-American, American Indian/native Alaskan, Asian, or native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders have a significantly greater chance of developing hypertension than people who are white or Hispanic who are in the same weight category or live in neighborhoods with similar education levels. The Kaiser Permanente study, which included more than ...
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