KPWHRI in the Media


News media often cover Kaiser Permanente Washington research.
Here are selected mentions.



February 1–28

Better care for patients who drink alcohol

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A study from KPWHRI and Kaiser Permanente Washington researchers found that a new approach to integrating alcohol-related care into primary care increased screening and brief preventive counseling for unhealthy alcohol use.

Senior Investigator Beverly Green, MD, MPH, comments on defensive thinking patterns and health-protective behaviors

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Green’s commentary in Cancer discussed interventions for decreasing defensive information processing, which research shows to be an important factor affecting whether patients complete recommended colon cancer screening.

January 1–31

New study identifies key barriers to shared decision-making around bariatric surgery

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In a new study in Obesity, led by KPWHRI researcher David Arterburn, MD, MPH, multidisciplinary teams identified and prioritized barriers to shared decision-making around bariatric surgery faced by 2 health systems to help guide implementation.

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