Our practitioners work in multidisciplinary teams. The different perspectives of each practitioner make it easier to see patterns, make connections, and arrive at the best approach to treatment.
A good example of how a team approach can improve health can be found in our Collaborative Cardiac Care Service in Colorado.
Members at risk for another heart-related event are assigned their own personal nurse to help them make healthy lifestyle changes and a clinical pharmacy specialist to manage their medications. The nurses and pharmacists work to seamlessly coordinate care with the primary care physician.
Survivorship in Kaiser Permanente Colorado members increased by 88 percent compared with patients receiving standard cardiac care.2
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Reduced Health Care Expenditures After Enrollment in a Collaborative
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