What Was Measured?

What percentage of PPO members with diabetes had normal blood pressure levels?

These results are based on PPO patient administrative records

Why Is It Important?

High blood pressure can lead to heart disease, stroke and kidney damage. Having diabetes puts you at higher risk of high blood pressure because diabetes can spur hardening of the arteries.

Good care means helping you control your blood pressure below 140/90. Eating little or no salt, losing weight, and staying active are ways to prevent high blood pressure. If blood pressure is above normal there are several medications to treat it.

Compare California Scores to National Results

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Controlling Blood Pressure for Diabetes Patients 2012 Edition

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

Controlling Blood Pressure for Diabetes Patients

We compared PPOs’ care for members in 2010 using national standards for quality of care.
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UnitedHealthcare Insurance Co., Inc. 65%
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Aetna PPO 63%
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Health Net PPO 59%
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Blue Shield of California/Blue Shield Life PPO 52%
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Anthem Blue Cross PPO 40%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 75%*