Clinical Pearls

Clinical Pearls are short, straightforward clinical recommendations that you can easily integrate into your daily practice.

Clinical Pearls are published by Kaiser Permanente's department of Clinical Improvement & Prevention. For more information, contact the Pearls managing editor at

These recommendations are in print-friendly PDF format.

May 2019
Benzodiazepine tapering (PDF)

April 2019
Aspirin in ASCVD prevention (PDF)
Imaging decisions in the setting of closed head injury (PDF)

March 2019
Pap pointers (PDF)

February 2019
Osteoporosis: Preventing the next fracture (PDF)

January 2019
How should we treat patients with gout? (PDF)
How should we deal with hyperuricemia in patients without a gout diagnosis? (PDF)

December 2018
Continuous glucose monitors (CGMs): fast facts for PCPs (PDF)
Discussing opioid use with chronic pain patients — this tool can help! (PDF)