Yearly News Archives: 2017

News Archives

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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