What Was Measured?

What percentage of HMO adolescent or adult members, who are diagnosed with alcohol or other drug dependence, have several follow-up treatment services within 30 days of being diagnosed?

These results are based on HMO patient administrative records.

Why Is It Important?

Getting continuing care for substance abuse is critical to successful treatment. Fewer than one in four people who abuse alcohol or drugs get treatment. And, among those who begin treatment, more than half do not complete the care. Substance abuse patients who remain in treatment for a longer period of time are much more likely to stop their alcohol or drug dependence.

Compare California Scores to National Results

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Alcohol & Drug Dependence Treatment 2012 Edition

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

Alcohol & Drug Dependence Treatment

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 18%
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Kaiser Permanente - Southern California 17%
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Aetna Health of California, Inc. 16%
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Blue Shield of California - HMO 11%
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Health Net of California, Inc. 11%
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Anthem Blue Cross - HMO 10%
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UnitedHealthcare of California (formerly PacifiCare) 10%
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Western Health Advantage 6%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 22%*