The Commonwealth Fund released the 2022 Scorecard on State Health System Performance. Every year, the Commonwealth Fund’s Scorecard on State Health System Performance uses the latest data available to assess how well the health care system is working in every state.
The scorecard show COVID-19 took a huge toll on Americans’ health, directly and indirectly, but that toll varied dramatically by state. Hawaii and Massachusetts top the 2022 State Scorecard rankings, based on overall performance across 56 measures of health care access and quality, service use and cost, health disparities, and health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The lowest-performing states were Mississippi, Oklahoma, and West Virginia.
For the 2022 Scorecard, states that have historically performed well on the State Scorecard also performed well as the pandemic unfolded, both on the usual set of health system measures and the new COVID-19-specific measures.