What Was Measured?

What percentage of PPO members with high blood pressure had their blood pressure brought under control?

These results are based on PPO patient administrative records.

Why Is It Important?

High blood pressure can lead to heart disease and stroke. Good care means helping you control your blood pressure below 140/90. Ways to lower your blood pressure include: eating little or no salt, losing weight, staying active, and taking medicine if you need it.

Compare California Scores to National Results

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Controlling High Blood Pressure 2012 Edition

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

Controlling High Blood Pressure

We compared PPOs’ care for members in 2010 using national standards for quality of care.
  • (Worse)
  • (Better)
Health Net PPO 69%
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UnitedHealthcare Insurance Co., Inc. 68%
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Aetna PPO 51%
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Blue Shield of California/Blue Shield Life PPO 46%
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Anthem Blue Cross PPO 43%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 72%*