What Was Measured?

What percentage of adults and adolescents in the PPO who have asthma got the right medicine — called anti-inflammatories or controller drugs — for their asthma?

These results are based on PPO patient administrative records.

Why Is It Important?

People who have asthma can have asthma attacks that are painful and frightening and even deadly. Using asthma medicines regularly can help prevent these attacks and avoid the wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath that the attacks bring.

Compare California Scores to National Results

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Asthma Medicine for Adults/Adolescents 2012 Edition

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

Asthma Medicine for Adults/Adolescents

We compared PPOs’ care for members in 2010 using national standards for quality of care.
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UnitedHealthcare Insurance Co., Inc. 93%
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Anthem Blue Cross PPO 92%
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Blue Shield of California/Blue Shield Life PPO 91%
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Aetna PPO 91%
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Health Net PPO 89%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 95%*