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Treatment Visits for Depression

Look for differences of at least four percent.

Smaller differences often are not significant

Treatment Visits for Depression

How HMOs scored on meeting national standards of care
  • 0% (Worse)
  • (Better) 100%
Blue Cross HMO - CaliforniaCare 34% Horizontal bar, 34 units
Kaiser Permanente - Southern California 31% Horizontal bar, 31 units
CIGNA HealthCare of CA 23% Horizontal bar, 23 units
PacifiCare of California 21% Horizontal bar, 21 units
Blue Shield of California HMO 20% Horizontal bar, 20 units
Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 20% Horizontal bar, 20 units
Health Net of California, Inc. 19% Horizontal bar, 19 units
Aetna Health of California Inc. 17% Horizontal bar, 17 units
Western Health Advantage 17% Horizontal bar, 17 units

About This Rating

What Was Measured?

What percentage of HMO members who were treated for depression were seen at least 3 times during the 12-week initial treatment phase?

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

Why Is It Important?

Depression can be treated. But, about half of patients don’t get or continue their depression treatment. With regular visits your doctor can check that your treatment is working and see if you need to change any of your medicines.