The Southeast Permanente Medical Group

The Southeast Permanente Medical Group is an integral part of Kaiser Permanente. Our physicians can coordinate virtually every aspect of patient care - from referrals to laboratory tests to medications. With everything under one umbrella, our patients receive the highest continuity of care.

KP Health Research News

News, Views and Moves from Kaiser Permanente
  1. As access to legal marijuana increases, a Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute study highlights the need for primary care clinicians to be aware of the benefits and harms that patients may be experiencing due to their cannabis use.

    The post As Access to Legal Marijuana Increases, Kaiser Permanente Researchers Explore Patient Use appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.

  2. Physicians at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California reduced the odds of prescribing an antibiotic for sinusitis by 22 percent using computer alerts to inform doctors when antibiotics may not be the best course of treatment.

    The post Kaiser Permanente Researchers Reduce Antibiotic Prescriptions Through Physician Education and Intervention appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.

  3. A Kaiser Permanente-led study of two medications that can reduce risk of ischemic stroke in people with atrial fibrillation showed that outcomes in typical patients with atrial fibrillation align well with those seen in clinical trials.

    The post New Study Consistent with Trial Results for Dabigatran and Warfarin in Atrial Fibrillation appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.

  4. Pregnant women who received vaccine information through an interactive website monitored by a clinical expert were more likely to vaccinate their children than those who received usual care alone, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal Pediatrics.

    The post Web-Based Social Media Intervention Can Positively Influence Parental Vaccine Behaviors appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.

  5. A study of more than 850 women demonstrated it is effective to conduct a human papillomavirus test in the same preservative fluid as a Pap test. This has the potential to increase efficiency and decrease waste.

    The post Kaiser Permanente Study Finds a More Effective Way to Test for HPV appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.