A Better Way

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The Permanente model differs significantly from the typical way that doctors work in the United States. We believe we have a better way for patients to get the care, service, and reliability they deserve. Our way is increasingly recognized as the emerging new standard of excellence in medical care. It is designed to succeed by making and keeping patients well. It is founded upon the following four pillars:

Prepayment - See More

Organization within and across specialties - See More

Self-governing physician leadership - See More

Use of information technology - See More


This model of care is supported by avalue systemthat ensures our patients - the members of Kaiser Permanente - can be confident knowing they will get the prevention focus and seamless patient experience they deserve, as well as terrific experts when advanced and complex care is needed.