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.

Address
1 Kaiser Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612
Website
https://www.kaiserpermanente.org/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiser_Permanente

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Surgery

Study finds weight loss lasts long after surgery

People with severe obesity who underwent bariatric surgery maintained significantly more weight loss at 5 years than those who did not have surgery according to a Kaiser Permanente study published March 16 in Annals of Surgery. ...

Cardiology

Heart attack patients who follow more guidelines live longer

Patients who followed more medical advice after a heart attack were more likely to survive years after their heart attack. Their prospects improved with every additional recommendation they followed, according to new research ...

Health

Diabetes patients who use online tools manage disease better

In a study published in JAMA Network Open today, Kaiser Permanente scientists report that diabetes patients who used the Kaiser Permanente patient portal and mobile phone app improved their diabetes management outcomes. The ...

Cardiology

Declines in heart attacks greater among men than women

In a study published in the American Heart Association scientific journal Circulation, Kaiser Permanente research scientists report a steady decline in heart attacks for both men and women enrolled in the health system from ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Severe morning sickness associated with higher risk of autism

Children whose mothers had hyperemesis gravidarum—a severe form of a morning sickness—during pregnancy were 53% more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, according to Kaiser Permanente research published ...

Diabetes

Discontinuing insulin for older adults with type 2 diabetes

Patients with type 2 diabetes who were in poor health were more likely to continue taking insulin after age 75 than their counterparts in better health, according to Kaiser Permanente research published today in JAMA Internal ...

Diabetes

Minorities more likely to have diabetes at lower weights

Being overweight or obese is commonly associated with diabetes, but a new Kaiser Permanente study finds the connection differs widely by race or ethnicity. Members of racial and ethnic minority groups were much more likely ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

At-home dialysis improves quality of life

The United States lags behind other countries in home dialysis, but Kaiser Permanente research finds it safe to expand use in a large, integrated health care system.

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