PREVENTIVE MEASURES / SCREENING

Preventive Care Goals

Specific preventive care goals for those with hypertension and depression are not yet available. The preventive care provided to those with hypertension and depression will be compared with those goals currently set for the general population. An excellent source of current preventive care guidelines is available from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention that systematically reviews the evidence of effectiveness and develops recommendations for clinical preventive services.

Specific preventive care goals for those with diabetes and asthma have been set. Note that these preventive care goals are higher than those set for the general population.  These higher goals will be used for the evaluation of CAP members with diabetes or asthma.

Preventive Care Goals for All Diabetics

Prevention Measures/Screening

Typical Level

Target level

Influenza Vaccination*

<50%

>90%

One Pneumonococcal vaccine **

<50%

>90%

*during Flu season  **in past year

Preventive Care Goals for All Asthmatics

Prevention Measures/Screening

Typical levels

Target level

Influenza immunization*

<40%

>90%

*during Flu season

 
Asthma Collaborative
Chronic Conditions Collaborative Asthma Teams
West Virginia Healthy People 2010