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Asthma Medicine for Teenagers

Look for differences of at least four percent.

Smaller differences often are not significant

Asthma Medicine for Teenagers

How HMOs scored on meeting national standards of care
  • 0% (Worse)
  • (Better) 100%
Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 96% Horizontal bar, 96 units
Kaiser Permanente - Southern California 94% Horizontal bar, 94 units
Blue Cross HMO - CaliforniaCare 93% Horizontal bar, 93 units
Blue Shield of California HMO 92% Horizontal bar, 92 units
Health Net of California, Inc. 91% Horizontal bar, 91 units
Western Health Advantage 91% Horizontal bar, 91 units
Aetna Health of California Inc. 90% Horizontal bar, 90 units
CIGNA HealthCare of CA 90% Horizontal bar, 90 units
PacifiCare of California 87% Horizontal bar, 87 units

About This Rating

What Was Measured?

What percentage of adolescents in the HMO who have asthma got the right medicine — called anti-inflammatories — for their asthma?

These results are based on a sample of HMO patient administrative records.

Why Is It Important?

Teenagers who have asthma can have asthma attacks that are painful and frightening and even deadly. Using asthma medicines regularly can help prevent these attacks and avoid the wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath that the attacks bring.