Yes, that is a 90% Hypertension Control Rate

The results are in from what is considered the report card for health plans in the United States, and these results are kind of amazing.

I was reminded of this when I was at the #DesignForAction conference in Washington, DC, where in one of the sessions about health, the current United States’ rate of blood pressure control was bemoaned to be around 50%. This figure is sadly true.

Except at Kaiser Permanente.

Like I said, amazing. The number is 86% across Kaiser Permanente, 91% for the number one health plan in the nation, Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States, which is also number one in 7 other measures.

In the Medicare population, it’s even higher, 94% across Kaiser Permanente, 95% in Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States.

-> 95% <-

That means that 5% of Medicare members do not have their hypertension under control. Unheard of.

The 50th, 75th, 90th, and 95th percentiles for blood pressure control are

61.63%
68.63%
75.13%
77.32%

Every Kaiser Permanente region is above the 95th percentile.

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Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States is #1 in the nation at 90%, every Kaiser Permanente region is number one in the state it operates, except for Kaiser Permanente Northern California (88%). It’s #2 to Kaiser Permanente Southern California (88%) ๐Ÿ™‚ .

Overall, Kaiser Permanente is number 1 in 21 measures, out of 83 total measures, across 5 domains of care.

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Source: Kaiser Permanente Share | Being the Best Saves Lives: Kaiser Permanente Leads the Nation in 21 Quality Measures

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