• Reducing antibiotic prescriptions through physician education and intervention

    November 21, 2017
    PASADENA, Calif. — Physicians at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California reduced the odds of prescribing an antibiotic for sinusitis by 22 percent using computer alerts to inform doctors when antibiotics may not be the best course of treatment. The research was published today in the American Journal of Managed Care. The work is a continuation of ...
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  • Kaiser Permanente study finds a more effective way to test for HPV

    October 30, 2017
    A study of more than 850 women demonstrated it is effective to conduct a human papillomavirus test in the same preservative fluid as a Pap test. This has the potential to increase efficiency and decrease waste. The findings were published this month in the Journal of Clinical Pathology. As a result of the findings, organizations such ...
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  • Taking health care to the work site increases primary care visits

    October 16, 2017
    A decade ago, Kaiser Permanente in Southern California sought to improve access to primary care by expanding patient services outside of hospitals and medical offices. They considered the possibility of offering health care at an actual worksite, just like Kaiser Permanente founders Sidney Garfield, MD, and Henry J. Kaiser did early in the development of ...
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