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Testing Cholesterol

What was measured?

What percentage of HMO members had their cholesterol level checked after a heart attack or other serious heart problem or surgery?

These results are based on a sample of HMO patient administrative and medical records.

Why is it important?

Persons with heart disease should have their cholesterol levels tested regularly as a step to avoid a repeat heart attack, a stroke or death.

Look for differences of at least four percentage points.

Smaller differences are often not significant.

Testing Cholesterol
Health Plan (HMO) Rating
  • 0% (worse)
  • (better) 100%
Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 85%
Health Net of California 83%
CIGNA HealthCare of California 82%
Blue Cross of California - HMO 81%