What was measured?What percentage of medical group members, who have diabetes or heart problems, got their cholesterol level checked?
These results are based on a sample of patient administrative records from the medical group or HMO.
Why is it important?Persons with heart disease or diabetes who have high cholesterol are much more likely to see a worsening of their disease and to have complications like stroke or a heart attack. An important step in good care is to regularly check these patients’ cholesterol levels.
|California Medical Group||
|The Permanente Medical Group - North Valley|