Healthgrades: 25 cities leading the way in healthcare

Healthgrades on Tuesday released its inaugural National Health Index, which provides consumers with an analysis of 25 cities leading the way in health and healthcare.

To create the index, Healthgrades assessed 43 metropolitan areas for access to care, risky behaviors, hospital quality and population health. Researchers scored each city based on 2018 quality ratings, responses to the CDC's 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey and the number of active primary care providers per 100,000 population compiled by the American Medical Association for 2015.  

Here are the 25 cities getting healthcare right, beginning with the highest composite score.

1. Minneapolis-St. Paul

2. Denver

3. Sacramento, Calif.

4. Cincinnati

5. Portland, Ore.

6. Baltimore

7. Milwaukee

8. Dayton, Ohio

9. Charleston, W.V.

10. Boston

11. Akron, Ohio

12. Albuquerque, N.M.

13. Washington, D.C.

14. Seattle

15. Richmond, Va.

16. Cleveland

17. Charleston, S.C.

18. Los Angeles

19. Grand Rapids, Mich.

20. Toledo, Ohio

21. Phoenix

22. Philadelphia

23. Salt Lake City

24. Chicago

25. Columbus, Ohio

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