What Was Measured?

What percentage of HMO members who smoke or quit recently got information from their doctor about ways to quit smoking in the past year?

These results are based on a survey of a sample of HMO members.

Why Is It Important?

Most smokers know they should stop. Many try to stop but cannot. You are more likely to be able to stop if your doctor talks to you about quitting. Good care means your doctor knows which patients smoke, tells them about ways to quit, and follows up with them regularly.

Compare California Scores to National Results

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

Doctor Advises Patient to Quit Smoking 2012 Edition

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

Doctor Advises Patient to Quit Smoking

We compared how HMO members rate their care and services during 2010.
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  • (Better)
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Kaiser Permanente - Southern California 82%
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Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 76%
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Health Net of California, Inc. 72%
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UnitedHealthcare of California (formerly PacifiCare) 63%
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Aetna Health of California, Inc. Too few patients in sample to report
Anthem Blue Cross - HMO Too few patients in sample to report
Blue Shield of California - HMO Too few patients in sample to report
CIGNA HMO Too few patients in sample to report
Western Health Advantage Too few patients in sample to report
Score for top health plans nationwide 84%*
311.110/311.210