Who's healthiest? Minnesota on top; Texas at bottom.
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|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Aug 1, 2012|
|Previous Article:||UConn Health Center.|