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How best to affordably train caregivers of people with dementia

Dr. Rob Penfold leads a pragmatic trial of a new online version of a proven program developed by colleagues at the University of Washington.

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Dr. Greg Simon wins national suicide prevention award for research

A Kaiser Permanente physician-scientist was chosen to receive the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Lifesavers Research Award.

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Why does Nora Henrikson study patients’ cost of treatment?

Dr. Henrikson’s recent study in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine describes 3 kinds of cost concerns that can affect cancer care.

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We study health and health care as it happens in everyday settings by everyday people, producing results that are built to work in the real world. We share our results in the public domain to benefit people everywhere.