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Who's healthiest? Minnesota on top; Texas at bottom.

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The National Healthcare Quality Report ranks states on overall quality of care; types of care (preventive, acute and chronic); settings; and five clinical conditions (cancer, diabetes, heart disease, maternal and child health, and respiratory diseases). It also puts a special focus on diabetes, asthma, Healthy People 2020, clinical preventive services, disparities, payer and variation over time.

TOP FIVE STATES

Minnesota        67.31 *
Wisconsin        67.20
Maine            65.38
Massachusetts    64.87
Iowa             63.23

BOTTOM FIVE STATES

New Mexico       32.95
Oklahoma         32.83
Arkansas         32.41
West Virginia    31.96
Texas            31.61

* Number represents state's score out of a possible score
of 100.

Source: AHRQ, based on 2011 data.
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Title Annotation:Datadig: a statistical snapshot of health care
Publication:H&HN Hospitals & Health Networks
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Aug 1, 2012
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