Elizabeth A. McGlynn, PhD, director of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Effectiveness & Safety Research, talks about how the center develops information that enhances to the ability of Kaiser Permanente's clinicians and patients to make care decisions together.
Infections during infancy – rather than antibiotic use, as previously suspected – were associated with an increased risk of childhood obesity in a Kaiser Permanente study of more than 260,000 infants over 16 years.
Coordinating patients’ diabetes and cardiovascular treatment with mental health care can reduce depression while improving patients’ glucose and blood pressure numbers.
Research can help us improve quality, safety and affordability. We know where we need to go as an organization; we need to continue to fill in gaps in the continuum of care. We also need to evolve models of care delivery to become even more effective and efficient.