What Was Measured?

What percentage of women in the PPO, ages 24-64, had a Pap Test to detect cervical cancer during the past three years?

These results are based on PPO patient administrative records.

Why Is It Important?

Checking women for cervical cancer helps save lives. When cancer is found early, there is a much better chance that it can be cured. A "Pap Test" is the best way to find cervical cancer early. Good care means that you have a Pap Test as often as it is recommended for women of different ages.

Compare California Scores to National Results

Click here to compare these California health plan scores to the top health plans nationwide.

Cervical Cancer Screening 2012 Edition

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

Cervical Cancer Screening

We compared PPOs’ care for members in 2010 using national standards for quality of care.
  • (Worse)
  • (Better)
Aetna PPO 79%
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UnitedHealthcare Insurance Co., Inc. 77%
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Blue Shield of California/Blue Shield Life PPO 76%
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Anthem Blue Cross PPO 75%
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Health Net PPO 74%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 81%*