What Was Measured?

What percentage of children, who were prescribed a medication for ADHD, remained on the medication over time and had follow-up visits in the months after starting their medication?

These results are based on HMO patient administrative records.

Why Is It Important?

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common behavior disorder in school-age children. Medication is a proven treatment for ADHD but regular monitoring of the child’s medication is key to minimizing side-effects including headaches, poor appetite and trouble sleeping.

Compare California Scores to National Results

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Care for Attention Deficit Disorder 2012 Edition

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

Care for Attention Deficit Disorder

We compared HMO members' records in 2010 to a set of national standards for quality of care.
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Anthem Blue Cross - HMO 47%
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Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 46%
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Blue Shield of California - HMO 43%
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UnitedHealthcare of California (formerly PacifiCare) 39%
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Western Health Advantage 36%
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Kaiser Permanente - Southern California 34%
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Health Net of California, Inc. 32%
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Aetna Health of California, Inc. 30%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 55%*