Alongside the release yesterday of the 2019 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades also released its 2019 National Health Index. The study examines 100 cities across the U.S. to determine the cities leading the way in healthcare. Researchers evaluated more than a dozen variables for the index and grouped them into four healthcare factors: whether residents of each city were healthy overall; if consumers had access to healthcare; if local specialists achieved high results in patient satisfaction and physician count per capita; and if patients had access to high-quality hospitals. The rankings used data outlined through the Healthgrades 2019 hospital quality analysis.
- Healthgrades 2019 National Health Index: https://www.healthgrades.com/quality/health-index/