What was measured?What percentage of medical group members, women ages 16-25 and sexually active, were tested for Chlamydia?
These results are based on a sample of patient administrative records from the medical group or HMO.
Why is it important?Finding sexually transmitted diseases early is key to curing the disease, preventing the spread to others, and avoiding harmful complications if left untreated. Women who have Chlamydia can use antibiotic medicine to eliminate the infection and avoid complications including pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility.
|California Medical Group||
|The Permanente Medical Group - North Valley|