What Was Measured?

What percentage of children 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?

Children 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 Children 2012 Edition

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

Asthma Medicine for Children

We compared PPOs’ care for members in 2010 using national standards for quality of care.
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Health Net PPO 99%
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Blue Shield of California/Blue Shield Life PPO 97%
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Anthem Blue Cross PPO 97%
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CIGNA PPO 96%
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UnitedHealthcare Insurance Co., Inc. 96%
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Aetna PPO 95%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 99%*
311.110/311.210