• 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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  • Androgen deprivation therapy associated with higher risk of heart failure in men with early-stage prostate cancer

    August 25, 2017
    PASADENA, Calif. — Men with localized prostate cancer who received androgen deprivation therapy, a hormone treatment, were at significantly higher risk of heart failure than men who did not receive this therapy, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the British Journal of Cancer. In the past, androgen deprivation therapy has been used for ...
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  • Emergency Department intervention for head trauma reduces CT use

    July 21, 2017
    PASADENA, Calif., — Implementing a decision support tool for the use of computed tomography for adult head injuries resulted in reduced CT use and allowed for better identification of injuries, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published today in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. This study examined the use of the Canadian CT Head Rule (known ...
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