What Was Measured?

What percentage of adults, who are prescribed medications long-term, are tested to check that the ongoing use of the drug is not harming the patient?

These results are based on PPO patient administrative records.

Why Is It Important?

Patients on medications long-term are at higher risk for health problems from the drugs like harmful side-effects or damage due to improper doses. Periodic lab tests are used to check the drug levels in the body and for other signs that a patient’s health is threatened.

Compare California Scores to National Results

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Checking Patients on Long-Term Medications 2012 Edition

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

Checking Patients on Long-Term Medications

We compared PPOs’ care for members in 2010 using national standards for quality of care.
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CIGNA PPO 76%
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Aetna PPO 76%
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Anthem Blue Cross PPO 76%
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Health Net PPO 76%
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Blue Shield of California/Blue Shield Life PPO 72%
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UnitedHealthcare Insurance Co., Inc. 70%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 85%*
311.110/311.210