50 states ranked by sepsis care quality

Twenty-seven states fall below the national average for appropriate sepsis care, according to sepsis performance data added to CMS' Hospital Compare website in July.

Nationally, the average percentage of patients who received appropriate care for severe sepsis and septic shock is 49 percent, according to Hospital Compare.

The sepsis performance measure is based on data from the first quarter of 2017 through the third quarter of 2017. The preview period for this change spanned from May 4 to June 2. The first full year of sepsis data will be available by October.

Here are the states ranked by the percentage of patients who received appropriate care for severe sepsis and septic shock, ordered from highest to lowest:

Note: States total 50, although the list includes ties, which are represented with bullets and result in a numerical listing of 20.

1. Hawaii: 68 percent
2. Idaho: 62
3. New Hampshire: 61
4. Florida: 56
• New Jersey: 56
• Wyoming: 56
5. Colorado: 55
• Maryland: 55
• Montana: 55
6. California: 54
• South Carolina: 54
7. Utah: 53
8. Kansas: 52
• Maine: 52
9. Alabama: 51
• New Mexico: 51
• West Virginia: 51
10. North Carolina: 50
• Oklahoma: 50
• Tennessee: 50
• Texas: 50
11. Massachusetts: 49
• Wisconsin: 49
12. Illinois: 48
• Mississippi: 48
• North Dakota: 48
• Vermont: 48
13. Arkansas: 47
• Georgia: 47
14. Alaska: 46
• Iowa: 46
• Kentucky: 46
• Michigan: 46
• Nebraska: 46
• South Dakota: 46
• Virginia: 46
15. Louisiana: 45
• New York: 45
• Ohio: 45
• Pennsylvania: 45
16. Arizona: 44
• Minnesota: 44
• Missouri: 44
• Nevada: 44
• Oregon: 44
17. Connecticut: 43
• Indiana: 43
18. Washington: 42
19. Rhode Island: 40
20. Delaware: 36

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