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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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.

Surgery

Reducing exposure to opioids after cesarean delivery

An effort to improve the scheduled cesarean section delivery experience found that changes to preoperative and postoperative processes can lead to reductions in opioid use without increased pain and with faster recovery, ...

Pediatrics

Chickenpox vaccination lowers risk of pediatric shingles

Children who receive the chickenpox (varicella) vaccine are significantly less likely to contract shingles, according to a new study led by researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research published today in ...

Cardiology

Team improves emergency care for patients with chest pain

Emergency physicians at Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Southern California reduced hospital admissions and cardiac stress testing by using new criteria to assess the level of risk patients with chest pain have for subsequent ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Flu vaccine is safe for hospitalized patients

Hospitalized patients who received the flu vaccine had no increased risk of outpatient visits or hospital readmission within seven days of discharge, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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