Becker's Healthcare June 13, 2019
Ayla Ellison

An analysis of state health system performance revealed Hawaii, Massachusetts and Minnesota are among the top-ranked states for access to healthcare, quality of care and other key measures.

The Commonwealth Fund’s “2019 Scorecard on State Health System Performance” assessed all 50 states and the District of Columbia on more than 45 performance indicators grouped into four dimensions: access and affordability, prevention and treatment, potentially avoidable hospital use and cost, and healthy lives. The data are from 2017. Access additional information about the performance indicators here.

The annual scorecard showed most states lost ground on key measures related to life expectancy, as premature deaths from alcohol, drug overdose and suicide continue to increase. West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania are among the states...