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Studies show patient-centered messaging improves rates of Latino-based colorectal cancer screening

Trials test effectiveness of outreach based on patients’ preferences for timing and content of messages

May 17, 2019

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Pharmacist-Led Intervention at Kaiser Permanente Northwest Reduces Opioid Use Among Hip Replacement Surgery Patients

For patients who received targeted outreach, median opioid use was about half that of patients who received only usual care.

Nov 15, 2018

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Large Study Finds HPV Vaccination Does Not Negatively Impact Fertility in Adolescents

Adolescents who receive recommended vaccinations, including for human papillomavirus, have no increased risk of primary ovarian insufficiency, also known as premature menopause, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in Pediatrics.

Aug 21, 2018

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New Kaiser Permanente Study Will Examine the Role of Opioid Use in Suicide Risk

Researchers aim to improve powerful prediction tools that help clinicians identify patients at high risk for suicide.

Aug 07, 2018

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Community Health Centers Can Help Boost Rates of Colorectal Cancer Screening, Kaiser Permanente Study Shows

Electronic health record-enabled tools, free screening tests and reminder letters help increase cancer screening rates in traditionally underserved patients

Aug 06, 2018

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New Study Shows Why Cancer Cost Planning Needs to Start Accounting for People Under 65

A study published in JNCCN estimates costs for people age 18 and up, ranks the price tags of the top four cancer types, and highlights potential cost-saving benefits of prevention and screening.

Apr 19, 2018

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Only One-Third of Patients Diagnosed with Depression Start Treatment, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds

Likelihood of beginning treatment is especially low among ethnic and racial minorities and the elderly

Feb 08, 2018

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Kaiser Permanente Study Finds Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Is Cost-Effective for Teens Who Decline Antidepressants

Cognitive behavioral therapy (or CBT) delivered in a primary care setting is a cost-effective way to treat adolescents with depression who decline or quickly stop using antidepressants, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal Pediatrics.

Jan 19, 2018

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Patients with Serious Mental Health Conditions Receive Preventive Care at Similar Rates as Those Without These Conditions, Study Finds

Researchers hypothesized that people with mental illnesses might receive less preventive care than people without these illnesses. However, this study, which included patients within the Kaiser Permanente system and patients who get their care from safety-net clinics, found just the opposite.

Oct 18, 2017

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Live Phone Calls Better Than Text Messages to Remind People About Colon Cancer Screening

Study also finds differences in the way Spanish- and English-speaking patients respond to reminders

Oct 11, 2017

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Controlling Blood Sugar May Be Easier Than You Think

Large Kaiser Permanente study highlights health system’s ability to track important factors that can impact health outcomes

Jun 13, 2017

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Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research Welcomes 30-Year Research Veteran Lucy Savitz as New Director

Lucy Savitz, PhD, MBA, a health services researcher with decades of experience translating scientific findings into clinical practice, will join the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research as its new director in May. Savitz will replace Mary Durham, PhD, who retired in November.

Feb 03, 2017