What Was Measured?

What percentage of adults, who have rheumatoid arthritis, got a prescription for an anti-rheumatic drug?

These results are based on PPO patient administrative records.

Why Is It Important?

These disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARD) help slow the progression of arthritis which if untreated leads to tissue damage and loss of tissue and bone. By helping people avoid flare-ups of the disease, these medications can prevent destruction of the joints and help people continue their day-to-day activities.

Compare California Scores to National Results

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Treating Arthritis With Medications 2012 Edition

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

Treating Arthritis With Medications

We compared PPOs’ care for members in 2010 using national standards for quality of care.
  • (Worse)
  • (Better)
Health Net PPO 88%
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Horizontal bar, 87 units
Blue Shield of California/Blue Shield Life PPO 86%
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Aetna PPO 85%
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UnitedHealthcare Insurance Co., Inc. 85%
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Anthem Blue Cross PPO 81%
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Score for top health plans nationwide 93%*