What Was Measured?

What percentage of women in the HMO, who are ages 16-20 and sexually active, were tested for chlamydia?

These results are based on HMO patient administrative records.

Why Is It Important?

Finding sexually transmitted infections — also known as STIs or STDs — like Chlamydia early is the best way to cure them. It also helps keep them from spreading to other people. Women can use medicine to get rid of the infection. The medicine can help you avoid complications including pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) that could keep you from being able to get pregnant.

Compare California Scores to National Results

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Chlamydia Screening Age 16-20 2011 Edition

Look for differences of at least 4%. Smaller differences usually are not significant.

Chlamydia Screening Age 16-20

We compared HMO members' records in 2009 to a set of national standards for quality of care.
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Kaiser Permanente - Southern California 63%
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Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 56%
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UnitedHealthcare of California (formerly PacifiCare) 48%
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Western Health Advantage 48%
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Anthem Blue Cross - HMO 47%
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Health Net of California, Inc. 46%
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Aetna Health of California, Inc. 41%
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Blue Shield of California - HMO 40%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 57%*
*see page 3 for more information