What Was Measured?

What percentage of adults and adolescents in the HMO who have asthma got the right medicine — called anti-inflammatories or controller drugs — for their asthma?

These results are based on HMO patient administrative records.

Why Is It Important?

People who have asthma can have asthma attacks that are painful and frightening and even deadly. Using asthma medicines regularly can help prevent these attacks and avoid the wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath that the attacks bring.

Compare California Scores to National Results

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

Asthma Medicine for Adults/Adolescents 2012 Edition

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

Asthma Medicine for Adults/Adolescents

We compared HMO members' records in 2010 to a set of national standards for quality of care.
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Kaiser Permanente - Southern California 97%
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Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 94%
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Western Health Advantage 92%
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Blue Shield of California - HMO 92%
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Health Net of California, Inc. 92%
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Aetna Health of California, Inc. 91%
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Anthem Blue Cross - HMO 91%
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UnitedHealthcare of California (formerly PacifiCare) 88%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 95%*