2009 Report To Our Communities
"A gentle touch is powerful medicine." Julie Davies, R.N., Charge Nurse

Medical Foundation Quality Reports

Our not-for-profit network is committed to providing you with important information about the quality of services provided by our physicians. We measure quality in many ways, as we strive to provide the safest, most effective and accurate treatment while treating patients with respect, compassion and personal attention.

Here you can see how physicians in our network, as a whole, performed in some key measures of quality for certain medical conditions. This is in comparison to state averages.


Clinical Care Ratings, Sutter Health Affiliated Medical Groups
(2008 Measurement Year)

Physician Group Clinical Care Ratings data source: http://www.opa.ca.gov/report_card/doctors.aspx Opens new window

The Physician Group Clinical Care Ratings shown in the Pay for Performance Report Card are 18 clinical measures taken from patient services data recorded by physician groups and health plans. These measures are based on the medical services provided only to commercial HMO or Point of Service (POS) members who received care from physician groups during 2008.

  • Breast Cancer screening
    Sutter Health Avg. - 80%
    California Avg. - 68%
    90th Percentile State Performance - 80%
  • Cervical cancer screening
    Sutter Health Avg.- 84%
    California Avg.- 74%
    90th Percentile State Performance - 86%
  • Asthma management (medication)
    Sutter Health Avg. - 95%
    California Avg. - 92%
    90th Percentile State Performance - 98%
  • Diabetes care: cholesterol screening
    Sutter Health Avg. - 83%
    California Avg.- 77%
    90th Percentile State Performance - 87%
  • Diabetes care: cholesterol control
    Sutter Health Avg. - 47%
    California Avg. - 33%
    90th Percentile State Performance - 54%
  • Diabetes care: blood sugar screening
    Sutter Health Avg.- 86%
    California Avg.- 79%
    90th Percentile State Performance - 90%
  • Diabetes care: blood sugar control
    Sutter Health Avg.- 67%
    California Avg.- 42%
    90th Percentile State Performance - 69%
  • Diabetes care: nephropathy monitoring
    Sutter Health Avg.- 78%
    California Avg.- 77%
    90th Percentile State Performance - 88%
  • Chlamydia screening
    SH Avg.- 52%
    CA Avg.- 48%
    90th Percentile State Performance - 65%
  • Cholesterol screening for patients with heart conditions
    SH Avg.- 86%
    CA Avg.- 84%
    90th Percentile State Performance - 92%
  • Cholesterol management for patients with heart conditions
    SH Avg.- 61%
    CA Avg.- 50%
    90th Percentile State Performance - 72%
  • Childhood immunizations: Measles/Mumps/ Rubella (MMR) and Chickenpox (VZV) /
    Sutter Health Avg.- 91%
    California Avg.- 90%
    90th Percentile State Performance - 96%
  • Upper respiratory infection
    Sutter Health Avg. - 97%
    California Avg. - 86%
    90th Percentile State Performance - 98%
  • Testing for children with Pharyngitis
    Sutter Health Avg. - 69%
    CA Avg. - 43%
    90th Percentile State Performance - 79%
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
    Sutter Health Avg. - 59%
    California Avg. - 45%
    90th Percentile State Performance - 64%
  • Avoidance of Antibiotic for Adults with Acute Bronchitis
    Sutter Health Avg. - 35%
    California Avg. - 36%
    90th Percentile State Performance - 59%
  • Imaging Studies for Low Back Pain
    Sutter Health Avg. - 83%
    California Avg. - 78%
    90th Percentile State Performance - 84%
  • Monitoring Patients on Persistent Medications
    Sutter Health Avg. - 73%
    California Avg. - 74%
    90th Percentile State Performance - 83%
Key
Sutter Health Average: The Sutter Health System Average (mean) is calculated by adding up all of the scores for a particular measure and then dividing by the number of groups.
California Statewide Average
Our goal is to perform among the top 10 percent of medical groups statewide.
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