National healthcare scorecard: Where does your state rank?

An analysis of state health system performance revealed Hawaii, Massachusetts and Minnesota are among the top-ranked states for access to healthcare, quality of care and other key measures.

The Commonwealth Fund's "2019 Scorecard on State Health System Performance" assessed all 50 states and the District of Columbia on more than 45 performance indicators grouped into four dimensions: access and affordability, prevention and treatment, potentially avoidable hospital use and cost, and healthy lives. The data are from 2017. Access additional information about the performance indicators here.

The annual scorecard showed most states lost ground on key measures related to life expectancy, as premature deaths from alcohol, drug overdose and suicide continue to increase. West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania are among the states with the highest death rates from drug overdoses. Other states, including Montana, Nebraska and Oregon, saw higher rates of death from suicide and alcohol than from drugs in 2017, according to the report.

Here are the overall health system performance rankings for each state:

1. Hawaii

2. Massachusetts

3. Minnesota

4. Washington

5. Connecticut

5. Vermont

7. Rhode Island

8. Iowa

9. Colorado

10. New Hampshire

11. Utah

12. Maine

12. Wisconsin

14. California

14. New York

16. North Dakota

17. Oregon

18. Idaho

18. Maryland

20. New Jersey

21. Pennsylvania

22. Nebraska

23. District of Columbia

23. South Dakota

25. Michigan

26. Montana

27. Delaware

28. Illinois

29. Virginia

30. Alaska

30. Kansas

32. Arizona

33. Ohio

34. North Carolina

35. New Mexico

36. Indiana

37. Wyoming

38. Alabama

38. Tennessee

40. Kentucky

41. South Carolina

42. Georgia

43. Missouri

44. Florida

45. Louisiana

45. West Virginia

47. Arkansas

48. Nevada

49. Texas

50. Oklahoma

51. Mississippi 

 

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