Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente was founded in 1945 and remains a comprehensive, managed care hospital/patient care organization. Kaiser Permanente has 37 medical centers and 400 medical offices located throughout the U.S. It is the largest managed care organization in the U.S., with an annual budget of over $34.5 billion. Its orgins go back to the inspiration to provide health care for city workers and government contract workers. Today, Kaiser Permanente is involved in preventative care, research in health care and provides services to individuals and group insurance for employers.

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Low stroke risk in patients with very narrowed neck arteries

The risk of having a future stroke caused by a severe blockage in an artery in the neck that is not currently causing any symptoms is so low that most patients with this condition—asymptomatic carotid stenosis—could potentially ...


Lifestyle coaching lowers blood pressure in Black adults

Culturally tailored lifestyle coaching can help Black adults with hypertension improve their blood pressure control, new Kaiser Permanente research shows. Improving blood pressure control is key to reducing risk for stroke, ...


Medical assistants help close virtual-visit digital divide

Patients participating in video visits with their primary care doctors in fall 2020 benefited from having a medical assistant help connect the call, particularly if they needed language interpretation or lived in a low-socioeconomic-status ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus may double severe complications in pregnancy

A Kaiser Permanente analysis of pregnant patients who tested positive for the coronavirus found more than double the risk of poor outcomes including preterm birth, venous thromboembolism (blood clot), and severe maternal ...


Is blood pressure reading more accurate at home or clinic?

Blood pressure measurements routinely taken at home are more likely to provide the basis for accurate diagnoses of hypertension than those taken in a clinic setting, according to a new study led by Kaiser Permanente investigators.

Oncology & Cancer

Colon cancer screening can erase disparities in outcomes

Colorectal cancer disparities between Black and white adults were eliminated among Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California after the health care organization instituted a regionwide, structured colorectal cancer ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study looks at Moderna COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness

New Kaiser Permanente research published February 21, 2022 in Nature Medicine shows that while Moderna COVID-19 vaccine protection is strong against coronavirus infection by the Delta variant, it is not as strong against ...


3 doses of Pfizer–BioNTech COVID vaccine better than 2

A Kaiser Permanente study published Feb. 14, 2022, in The Lancet Regional Health-Americas found that one month after a third dose, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine conferred higher effectiveness against infection and ...

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