What was measured?What percentage of medical group members with asthma got the right medicine—called anti-inflammatories—for their asthma.
These results are based on a sample of patient administrative records from the medical group or HMO.
Why is it important?Higher scores mean that the medical group and its doctors see that patients with asthma have the right medicines to help avoid asthma attacks and to relieve wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath. These medicines are part of the daily efforts of people with asthma to avoid the pain, anxiety or even death that results from asthma.
|California Medical Group||
|The Permanente Medical Group - North Valley|