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Controlling High Blood Pressure

Look for differences of at least four percent.

Smaller differences often are not significant

Controlling High Blood Pressure

How HMOs scored on meeting national standards of care
  • 0% (Worse)
  • (Better) 100%
CIGNA HealthCare of CA 77% Horizontal bar, 77 units
Kaiser Permanente - Northern California 76% Horizontal bar, 76 units
Blue Cross HMO - CaliforniaCare 75% Horizontal bar, 75 units
Kaiser Permanente - Southern California 73% Horizontal bar, 73 units
Aetna Health of California Inc. 72% Horizontal bar, 72 units
PacifiCare of California 72% Horizontal bar, 72 units
Health Net of California, Inc. 71% Horizontal bar, 71 units
Western Health Advantage 70% Horizontal bar, 70 units
Blue Shield of California HMO 69% Horizontal bar, 69 units

About This Rating

What Was Measured?

What percentage of HMO members with high blood pressure had their blood pressure brought under control?

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

Why Is It Important?

High blood pressure can lead to heart disease and stroke. Good care means helping you control your blood pressure. Ways to lower your blood pressure include: eating little or no salt, losing weight and taking medicine if you need it.