What Was Measured?

What percentage of HMO members with high blood pressure had their blood pressure brought under control?

These results are based on HMO patient administrative records.

Why Is It Important?

High blood pressure can lead to heart disease and stroke. Good care means helping you control your blood pressure below 140/90. Ways to lower your blood pressure include: eating little or no salt, losing weight, staying active, and taking medicine if you need it.

Compare California Scores to National Results

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

Controlling High Blood Pressure 2012 Edition

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

Controlling High Blood Pressure

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 84%
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Kaiser Permanente - Southern California 84%
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Anthem Blue Cross - HMO 71%
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Western Health Advantage 69%
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UnitedHealthcare of California (formerly PacifiCare) 67%
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Health Net of California, Inc. 66%
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Aetna Health of California, Inc. 65%
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Blue Shield of California - HMO 65%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 72%*