• Research shows importance of second pediatric blood pressure screening

    January 12, 2018
    PASADENA, Calif. — Nearly one-quarter of children and teens who had their blood pressure screened at a primary care appointment showed a reading in the hypertensive range, but less than half of those readings could be confirmed after the blood pressure was repeated, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study released today in The Journal ...
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  • 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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