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Cervical Cancer Screening

Look for differences of at least four percent.

Smaller differences often are not significant

Cervical Cancer Screening

How HMOs scored on meeting national standards of care
  • 0% (Worse)
  • (Better) 100%
PacifiCare of California 86% Horizontal bar, 86 units
Blue Cross HMO - CaliforniaCare 84% Horizontal bar, 84 units
CIGNA HealthCare of CA 84% Horizontal bar, 84 units
Health Net of California, Inc. 84% Horizontal bar, 84 units
Western Health Advantage 84% Horizontal bar, 84 units
Aetna Health of California Inc. 82% Horizontal bar, 82 units
Blue Shield of California HMO 82% Horizontal bar, 82 units
Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 81% Horizontal bar, 81 units
Kaiser Permanente - Southern California 80% Horizontal bar, 80 units

About This Rating

What Was Measured?

What percentage of women in the HMO, ages 21-64, had a Pap Smear to test for cervical cancer during the past three years?

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

Why Is It Important?

Checking women for cervical cancer helps save lives. When cancer is found early, there is a much better chance that it can be cured. A test called a "Pap Smear" is the best way to find cervical cancer early. Good care means that you have a Pap Smear as often as it is recommended for a woman your age.