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Breast Cancer Screening

Look for differences of at least four percent.

Smaller differences often are not significant

Breast Cancer Screening

How HMOs scored on meeting national standards of care
  • 0% (Worse)
  • (Better) 100%
Kaiser Permanente - Southern California 84% Horizontal bar, 84 units
Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 79% Horizontal bar, 79 units
Western Health Advantage 73% Horizontal bar, 73 units
Blue Shield of California HMO 71% Horizontal bar, 71 units
Health Net of California, Inc. 71% Horizontal bar, 71 units
PacifiCare of California 71% Horizontal bar, 71 units
CIGNA HealthCare of CA 70% Horizontal bar, 70 units
Blue Cross HMO - CaliforniaCare 69% Horizontal bar, 69 units
Aetna Health of California Inc. 67% Horizontal bar, 67 units

About This Rating

What Was Measured?

What percentage of women in the HMO, ages 52-69, had a mammogram to test for breast cancer during the past two years?

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

Why Is It Important?

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