5 best, worst states for healthcare in 2022

Residents of Rhode Island receive the best healthcare in the country, while those in Mississippi receive the worst, according to an analysis by WalletHub, a personal finance website. 

To identify the best and worst states for healthcare, analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 42 different measures of healthcare cost, access and outcomes. The metrics ranged from average hospital expenses per inpatient day to share of patients readmitted to hospitals. Read more about the methodology here

Here are the five states with the highest overall ranking across cost, access and outcomes, according to the analysis: 

1. Rhode Island

2. Massachusetts

3. Hawaii

4. Minnesota

5. Maryland 

Here are the bottom five states on healthcare cost, access and outcomes combined:

1. Mississippi 

2. Alabama

3. Louisiana

4. Oklahoma

5. Arkansas 

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