• New Perspectives on the Current Clostridium difficile Epidemic

    July 23, 2014
    PASADENA, Calif. – More than 80 percent of hospitalized patients who tested positive for Clostridium difficile were tested outside the hospital or within the first 72 hours of hospitalization, suggesting that settings outside of the hospital may play key roles in the identification, onset and possible transmission of the disease, according to a new Kaiser ...
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  • For Gastric Bypass Patients, Percent of Excess Weight Loss Differs by Race and Ethnicity

    July 1, 2014
    PASADENA, Calif. –  Non-Hispanic white patients who underwent a gastric bypass procedure lost slightly more weight over a three-year period than Hispanic or black patients, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the journal Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. The study also examined two types of bariatric surgery and found that patients who ...
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  • Electronic Surveillance Program Targets Care Gaps in Outpatient Settings

    July 1, 2014
    PASADENA, Calif. – An innovative framework for identifying and addressing potential gaps in health care in outpatient settings using electronic clinical surveillance tools has been used to target patient safety across a variety of conditions, according to a study published today in the journal eGEMs.  The Kaiser Permanente Southern California Outpatient Safety Net Program (OSNP) leverages ...
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