What Was Measured?

What percentage of HMO members, ages 51-75, have been tested for colorectal cancer? Patients may be tested for the cancer using any one of four tests — the frequency of these tests vary from every year to once every ten years.

These results are based on HMO patient administrative records.

Why Is It Important?

If you have colorectal cancer, and your doctor finds it early, you have a very good chance of being cured. When the cancer is found late fewer than half of patients live. Good care means that you are tested, using one of several available tests, as is recommended for an adult your age.

Compare California Scores to National Results

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

Colorectal Cancer Screening 2012 Edition

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

Colorectal 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 75%
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Kaiser Permanente - Southern California 70%
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Health Net of California, Inc. 66%
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Blue Shield of California - HMO 65%
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Western Health Advantage 64%
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Anthem Blue Cross - HMO 64%
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UnitedHealthcare of California (formerly PacifiCare) 61%
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Aetna Health of California, Inc. 58%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 71%*