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Colorectal Cancer Screening

Look for differences of at least four percent.

Smaller differences often are not significant

Colorectal Cancer Screening

How HMOs scored on meeting national standards of care
  • 0% (Worse)
  • (Better) 100%
Health Net of California, Inc. 58% Horizontal bar, 58 units
CIGNA HealthCare of CA 55% Horizontal bar, 55 units
Blue Shield of California HMO 52% Horizontal bar, 52 units
PacifiCare of California 51% Horizontal bar, 51 units
Western Health Advantage 49% Horizontal bar, 49 units
Aetna Health of California Inc. 48% Horizontal bar, 48 units
Blue Cross HMO - CaliforniaCare 47% Horizontal bar, 47 units
Kaiser Permanente - Southern California 43% Horizontal bar, 43 units
Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 39% Horizontal bar, 39 units

About This Rating

What Was Measured?

What percentage of HMO members, ages 50-80, have been tested for colorectal cancer? Patients may be tested for the cancer using any one of four tests — the frequency of these tests vary from every year to once every ten years.

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

Why Is It Important?

If you have colorectal cancer, and your doctor finds it early, you have a very good chance of being cured. When the cancer is found late fewer than half of patients live. Good care means that you are tested, using one of several available tests, as is recommended for an adult your age.