What was measured?What percentage of medical group members' cholesterol levels were well controlled after a heart attack or other serious heart problem or surgery?
These results are based on a sample of administrative records from the medical group or HMO.
Cholesterol results were not available for a number of medical groups because the laboratory test results were not available in the computer records that were used for this measure, even if they were recorded in the patient's medical record.
Why is it important?Controlling cholesterol for people with heart disease is key to avoiding heart attacks or other cardiovascular complications like stroke. Getting the right care to control cholesterol means help with eating right, exercise, and medication.
|California Medical Group||
|The Permanente Medical Group - North Valley|