In an effort to compare and evaluate trends in health care access, quality, avoidable hospital use and costs, health outcomes, and health system equity across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, The Commonwealth Fund ranked states on 44 performance measures using recently available data. Key findings from the scorecard: Nearly all states improved more than they worsened between 2013 and 2015. The biggest gains were in health insurance coverage and the ability to access care when needed, with states that had expanded their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act experiencing the most improvement. There were also widespread state improvements on key indicators of treatment quality and patient safety; hospital patient readmissions also fell in many states.
- View State Scorecard: Aiming Higher: Results from the Commonwealth Fund Scorecard on State Health System Performance 2017 Edition
- Scorecard summary:http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/fund-reports/2017/mar/2017-state-scorecard