• MUSE to Study Dangers of Long-term Opioid Use

    December 13, 2016
    Kaiser Permanente Southern California will participate in a study of risks associated with opioid use to learn why some people are more susceptible than others to being harmed by such drugs.
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  • Consortium to Study Opioid Use During Pregnancy

    December 13, 2016
    Kaiser Permanente Southern California researchers will join a national consortium to study the neonatal safety of opioids when taken by pregnant women. The Medication Exposure in Pregnancy Risk Evaluation Program consortium, which includes 8 health care organizations across the United States, is funded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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  • Tailored Post-Hospital Visits Lower Risk of Readmission for Medicare Advantage Patients

    November 21, 2016
    PASADENA, Calif. —Medicare Advantage patients who had tailored post-hospital visits with primary care clinicians, known as POSH visits, were less likely to experience hospital readmission than those who did not have an outpatient visit, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine. Tailored POSH visits are scheduled for the patient while he or ...
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