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Large-Scale Kaiser Permanente Program Linked to Improved Blood Pressure Control
Date:8/20/2013

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This study is part of Kaiser Permanente's ongoing work to address hypertension and cardiovascular health overall. Last year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognized Kaiser Permanente Colorado for its success in controlling hypertension across its entire patient population. And for the last few years, Kaiser Permanente has encouraged diabetes patients who are at least 55 years old to participate in an aggressive initiative to prevent heart attacks and strokes. The ALL initiative is a therapeutic program that includes the use of aspirin, lisinopril and a lipid-lowering medication. The initiative, which also now includes the use of a beta blocker, is also actively promoted and shared with other health systems outside Kaiser Permanente.

Additional study authors include Grace A. Lee, MD, of the Department of Endocrinology, Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Medical Center; Joseph D. Young, MD, of the Department of Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center; and Stephen Sidney, MD, MPH, of the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland.

About the 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 600-plus staff is working on more than 250 epidemiological and health services research projects. For more inform
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