The Washington Health Alliance released the 2023 Community Checkup report. The 2023 Community Checkup highlights key five findings:
- The quality measures of primary care in Washington are well below the national average.
- The lack of a primary care provider (PCP) is a clear contributing factor in not receiving appropriate quality care.
- Having a PCP is associated with improved quality and fewer care gaps.
- Where you live may impact the quality of care and appropriate services you receive.
- The cost of care appears to be independent of quality, though very dependent on location.
The Community Checkup provides the opportunity to make statewide comparisons of important health care quality measures and also to compare Washington’s performance with available national benchmarks. For many measures, the results can be compared with the national 90th percentile performance within the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) dataset published by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
- 2023 COMMUNITY CHECKUP REPORT Catalyzing Change in Washington Health Care. Washington Health Alliance. March 2023