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Kaiser Permanente - Stanford Heart Research Center Funded to Study Treatment Outcomes
Date:8/11/2008

electronic data systems within 15 HMOs in the HMO Research Network to better study the epidemiology, prevention, management and outcomes of cardiovascular diseases. For more information about CVRN, visit http://www.dor.kaiser.org/studies/cvrn/

Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death among Americans. Yet for the 3.3 million Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California, the chance of dying of a heart attack or stroke is 30 percent lower than average because of Kaiser Permanente's evidence-based cardiovascular Healthy Heart program. For more information about the Healthy Heart program, visit http://www.permanente.net/healthyheart/

About Kaiser Permanente Division of Research

The Kaiser Permanente Division of Research conducts, publishes, and disseminates epidemiologic and health services research to improve the health and medical care of Kaiser Permanente members and the society at large. It seeks to understand the determinants of illness and well-being and to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care. Currently, DOR's 400-plus staff is working on more than 250 epidemiological and health services research projects.

About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is America's leading integrated health plan. Founded in 1945, the program is headquartered in Oakland, Calif. Kaiser Permanente serves 8.7 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Today it encompasses Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their subsidiaries, and the Permanente Medical Groups. Nationwide, Kaiser Permanente includes approximately 159,000 technical, administrative and clerical employees and caregivers, and 14,000 physicians representing all specialties. The organization's Labor Management Partnership is the largest such health care partnership in
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