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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Cardiology

Emergency care for heart attacks and strokes rebounds

The significant declines in heart attack hospitalizations and emergency care for possible strokes seen in Northern California at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic were not seen in subsequent surges, new research from ...

Diabetes

Continuous glucose monitors help manage type 2 diabetes

In patients with insulin-treated type 2 diabetes, the use of continuous glucose monitors is associated with better blood sugar control and fewer visits to the emergency room for hypoglycemia, a Kaiser Permanente study published ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer survival rate higher among insured

Among cancer patients with health coverage in Southern California, those who were diagnosed and treated at Kaiser Permanente, an integrated health care organization, had better survival rates, especially Black and Latino ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study examines racial inequity in suicide prediction models

Models that can successfully predict suicides in a general population sample can perform poorly in some racial or ethnic groups, according to a study by Kaiser Permanente researchers published April 28 in JAMA Psychiatry.

Pediatrics

Child vaccination rates declined during COVID-19 pandemic

The numbers of recommended vaccine doses, including measles vaccine, administered to children decreased dramatically after the declaration of a national state of emergency on March 13, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Weight linked to risk of second cancer after breast cancer

Breast cancer survivors who are overweight have a statistically significant increased risk of developing second primary cancers, according to results from a study conducted by Kaiser Permanente researchers and published in ...

Diabetes

Trial compares two gestational diabetes screening methods

There were no significant differences in health outcomes for pregnant women who were diagnosed with gestational diabetes or their babies using two different clinically recommended screening methods, according to results from ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mental health treatment rate rose early in pandemic

A detailed analysis of mental health treatment trends during the COVID-19 pandemic found a 7% increase in visits during the initial shelter-in-place period in 2020, compared with the same three-month period in 2019.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Analysis confirms racial disparities in COVID-19 infection

An analysis of Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California early in the COVID-19 pandemic found racial and ethnic disparities in the likelihood of testing positive for the coronavirus, but no significant disparities ...

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