What Was Measured?

What percentage of HMO members who are women that gave birth had a check-up visit 21-56 days after delivery?

These results are based on a sample of HMO patient billing and medical records.

Why Is It Important?

Women need care after giving birth. You may have trouble adjusting to changes in your body, your feelings or your relationships. If you are a new mother, you may need help learning how to care for your infant and yourself. A visit with your doctor after giving birth is an important step in your care.

Compare California Scores to National Results

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Visits After Giving Birth 2011 Edition

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

Visits After Giving Birth

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 92%
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Anthem Blue Cross - HMO 91%
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Kaiser Permanente - Southern California 88%
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Blue Shield of California - HMO 85%
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Aetna Health of California, Inc. 85%
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Health Net of California, Inc. 84%
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UnitedHealthcare of California (formerly PacifiCare) 84%
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Western Health Advantage 84%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 90%*
*see page 3 for more information