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Anti-depressant Medication — Initial Treatment

Look for differences of at least four percent.

Smaller differences often are not significant

Anti-depressant Medication — Initial Treatment

How HMOs scored on meeting national standards of care
  • 0% (Worse)
  • (Better) 100%
Kaiser Permanente - Southern California 85% Horizontal bar, 85 units
Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 81% Horizontal bar, 81 units
Western Health Advantage 63% Horizontal bar, 63 units
Blue Cross HMO - CaliforniaCare 61% Horizontal bar, 61 units
Blue Shield of California HMO 58% Horizontal bar, 58 units
CIGNA HealthCare of CA 58% Horizontal bar, 58 units
PacifiCare of California 57% Horizontal bar, 57 units
Aetna Health of California Inc. 55% Horizontal bar, 55 units
Health Net of California, Inc. 55% Horizontal bar, 55 units

About This Rating

What Was Measured?

What percentage of HMO members who were treated for depression remained on anti-depressant medication for their 12-week initial treatment?

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

Why Is It Important?

People who are depressed can be treated with medicines called anti-depressants. These medicines usually work well. Making sure you that you get the right anti-depressant medicine and that you continue to take it correctly is an important part of your care.