What Was Measured?

What percentage of HMO members with diabetes had a LDL cholesterol level of less than 100 indicating good control?

These results are based on HMO patient administrative records.

Why Is It Important?

High blood sugar is harmful to the blood vessels. So is high cholesterol. Controlling cholesterol is important to avoiding heart and blood vessel disease and complications like stroke. Your care should help you lower your cholesterol by eating less saturated fat, exercising regularly and taking medicine if you need it.

Compare California Scores to National Results

Click here to compare these California health plan scores to the top health plans nationwide.

Controlling Cholesterol for Diabetes Patients 2011 Edition

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

Controlling Cholesterol for Diabetes Patients

We compared HMO members' records in 2009 to a set of national standards for quality of care.
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Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 66%
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Kaiser Permanente - Southern California 63%
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Health Net of California, Inc. 55%
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UnitedHealthcare of California (formerly PacifiCare) 51%
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Blue Shield of California - HMO 50%
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Anthem Blue Cross - HMO 48%
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Western Health Advantage 48%
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Aetna Health of California, Inc. 46%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 55%*
*see page 3 for more information