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  1. Delivery of comprehensive cancer care at Kaiser permanente.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    American Cancer Society National Conference on Purchasing Oncology Services : Current Methods and Models in the Marketplace. Chicago, IL, USA, 1997/09/11.


    Kaiser Permanente (KP) is a large health maintenance organization (HMO) operating in 14 states and caring for 8,000,000 members in hundreds of facilities staffed by thousands of physicians and support personnel.

    Cancer care is provided to these KP members as part of the health care package.


    KP insures members for all their health care needs and provides needed services in their own facilities except in rare circumstances.

    Professional services are provided by physicians of the Permanente Medical Groups, locally governed groups of physicians contractually bound to Kaiser Permanente by capitation agreements.

    These agreements cover the full range of services for cancer and all other diseases.

    KP uses evidence-based guidelines to rationalize the provision and delivery of medical care for its members.

    A large investment in technology has allowed these guidelines to be generally available on local intranets and has facilitated the development of a computerized medical record and linkages to multiple clinical and administrative databases for all providers.

    Several of the KP regions have strong commitments to research in the public domain and have integrated this effort into the clinical practice of oncology, particularly in clinical trials in cancer treatment and prevention.

    Research efforts also exist in the areas of cancer epidemiology and outcomes.


    Cancer care is integrated fully into the comprehensive medical care provided the KP member. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Cancérologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Assurance maladie, Soin, Qualité, Organisation, Système santé, Kaiser Permanente

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cancerology, United States, North America, America, Health insurance, Care, Quality, Organization, Health system

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0294854

    Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 27/11/1998.