What Was Measured?

What percentage of HMO members had an LDL cholesterol level of less than 100 indicating good control for people with heart disease or for those who have had a heart attack or heart surgery?

Why Is It Important?

Controlling cholesterol for people with heart disease is key to seeing that the disease does not get worse and avoiding heart attacks or other complications like stroke. Getting the right care to control cholesterol means help with eating right, exercise and medication.

Compare California Scores to National Results

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

Controlling Cholesterol 2012 Edition

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

Controlling Cholesterol

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 74%
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Horizontal bar, 74 units
Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 74%
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Anthem Blue Cross - HMO 71%
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Horizontal bar, 71 units
Health Net of California, Inc. 70%
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Western Health Advantage 65%
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UnitedHealthcare of California (formerly PacifiCare) 63%
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CIGNA HMO 61%
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Aetna Health of California, Inc. 60%
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Blue Shield of California - HMO 60%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 70%*
311.110/311.210