What Was Measured?

What percentage of HMO patients with diabetes had an eye exam to watch for disease that can lead to blindness?

These results are based on HMO patient administrative records.

Why Is It Important?

High blood sugar can cause bleeding in the blood vessels in your eyes and lead to blindness. You should have annual eye exams, as part of your diabetes care, to watch for any signs of damage to the blood vessels in your eyes.

Compare California Scores to National Results

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

Eye Exam for Diabetes Patients 2011 Edition

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

Eye Exam 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 - Southern California 73%
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Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 71%
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Blue Shield of California - HMO 65%
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Health Net of California, Inc. 61%
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UnitedHealthcare of California (formerly PacifiCare) 55%
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Western Health Advantage 54%
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Anthem Blue Cross - HMO 53%
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Aetna Health of California, Inc. 50%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 75%*
*see page 3 for more information