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Doctor Discusses Medications to Help Smokers Quit

Look for differences of at least four percent.

Smaller differences often are not significant

Doctor Discusses Medications to Help Smokers Quit

How HMOs scored on a member survey of care and service
  • 0% (Worse)
  • (Better) 100%
Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 47% Horizontal bar, 47 units
PacifiCare of California 40% Horizontal bar, 40 units
Health Net of California, Inc. 39% Horizontal bar, 39 units
Kaiser Permanente - Southern California 32% Horizontal bar, 32 units
Western Health Advantage 29% Horizontal bar, 29 units
Aetna Health of California Inc. Too few patients in sample to report
Blue Cross HMO - CaliforniaCare Too few patients in sample to report
Blue Shield of California HMO Too few patients in sample to report
CIGNA HealthCare of CA Too few patients in sample to report

About This Rating

What Was Measured?

What percentage of HMO members who smoke or quit recently got information from their doctor about medications to help them quit smoking in the past year?

These results are based on a survey of a sample of HMO members.

Why Is It Important?

Many smokers try to stop but cannot. You are more likely to be able to stop if your doctor talks to you about quitting and tells you about methods, such as the nicotine patch, that can help you stop smoking. Good care means that your doctor knows which patients smoke, tells them about medications and other ways to quit, and follows up with them regularly.