Health care is increasingly online—KPWHRI is studying telehealth options for opioid use disorder and chronic pain.
Dr. Larson reflects on splashes, ripples, and new research, which builds on his earlier findings from the ACT study.
KPWHRI investigators contribute time, knowledge, and expertise to better care in Washington State around opioid prescribing, chronic pain, and more
A new team approach has improved safety—reducing rates of major complications by two thirds—for complex spinal reconstructive surgery for spinal deformity in adult Group Health patients at Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center.
This dedication to improving patient safety while maintaining clinical excellence earned a Group Health radiology team the 2013 Birnbaum Award, which honors Group Health staff who work with researchers to improve patient care.
Children age 12 to 35 months who receive DTaP vaccine in their thigh muscle rather than their arm are around half as likely to be brought in for medical attention for an injection-site reaction. So says a new study of 1.4 million children at Group Health and seven other Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) centers across the country, e-published on January 14 in Pediatrics.
Fatal overdoses involving prescribed opioids quadrupled from 1999 to 2009, climbing to almost 16,000 U.S. deaths annually—more than cocaine and heroin overdoses combined. What wasn’t clear was how to combat this growing threat.