What Was Measured?

What percentage of adults, who have rheumatoid arthritis, got a prescription for an anti-rheumatic drug?

These results are based on HMO patient administrative records.

Why Is It Important?

These disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARD) help slow the progression of arthritis which if untreated leads to tissue damage and loss of tissue and bone. By helping people avoid flare-ups of the disease, these medications can prevent destruction of the joints and help people continue their day-to-day activities.

Compare California Scores to National Results

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Treating Arthritis With Medications 2012 Edition

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

Treating Arthritis With Medications

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 94%
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Aetna Health of California, Inc. 90%
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Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 88%
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Blue Shield of California - HMO 87%
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Health Net of California, Inc. 85%
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Western Health Advantage 85%
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UnitedHealthcare of California (formerly PacifiCare) 84%
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Anthem Blue Cross - HMO 82%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 93%*