Comparative Effectiveness Research
Kaiser Permanente research shows mastectomy patients recover safely at home
A study in Annals of Surgical Oncology finds that the rate of home recovery after mastectomy increased from 23% regionwide to 61% in the 6 months after the program started, with no significant changes in emergency-department visits, reoperations, or readmissions.
Kaiser Permanente stroke patients receive clot-busting medication more than twice as fast as national rates
Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Northern California are delivering clot-busting medication to new stroke patients more than twice as fast as the national average. This follows the region-wide adoption of an integrated telemedicine program, according to new research published December 15 in the journal Stroke.
Study finds that patients using statins for the first time, and who used mail-order pharmacies, are more likely to have good cholesterol control
Patients at Kaiser Permanente Northern California who got their new statin prescriptions from mail-order pharmacies showed better cholesterol control, in...