Tuesday, October 26, 2010
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Gwinnett Daily Post
According to an independent national committee, Kaiser Permanente of Georgia leads the nation in percentage of eligible women receiving their recommended mammograms.
The National Committee on Quality Assurance’s Quality Compass report for 2010 showed that, of all reporting health plans, Kaiser Permanente of Georgia had the highest breast cancer screening rate in the country, with just over 90 percent of women between 42 and 69 receiving their yearly mammograms.
“Early detection can mean the difference between life and death,” Dr. Rob Schreiner, executive medical director of The Southeast Permanente Medical Group said. “This ranking means that women in Georgia who trust Kaiser Permanente for their care are more likely to survive breast cancer, and that’s something we are extremely proud of.”
According to the NCQA report, 90.04 percent of Kaiser Permanente of Georgia’s 36,750 eligible patients were up to date on their mammograms. The national average was just over 71 percent.