What Was Measured?

What percentage of women in the HMO, ages 42-69, had a mammogram to test for breast cancer during the past two years?

These results are based on HMO patient administrative records.

Why Is It Important?

Checking women for breast cancer helps save lives. When cancer is found early there is a much better chance that it can be cured. A test called a "mammogram" is the best way to find breast cancer early. Good care means that you have a mammogram as often as it is recommended for a woman your age.

Compare California Scores to National Results

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

Breast Cancer Screening 2012 Edition

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

Breast Cancer Screening

We compared HMO members' records in 2010 to a set of national standards for quality of care.
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Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 83%
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Kaiser Permanente - Southern California 81%
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Western Health Advantage 74%
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Blue Shield of California - HMO 74%
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Health Net of California, Inc. 73%
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UnitedHealthcare of California (formerly PacifiCare) 73%
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Anthem Blue Cross - HMO 72%
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Aetna Health of California, Inc. 68%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 77%*