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Aiming higher: results from a state scorecard on health system performance

Contributor(s):
Cantor, Joel C.
Belloff, Dina.
Schoen, Cathy.
How, Sabrina K. H.
McCarthy, Douglas.
Commission on a High Performance Health System.
Commonwealth Fund.
Publication:
New York, NY : Commonwealth Fund, [2007]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Benchmarking -- methods
Delivery of Health Care -- organization & administration
Quality Assurance, Health Care -- methods
Quality of Health Care -- standards
Forecasting
Health Care Costs
Health Services Accessibility -- trends
Quality of Health Care -- trends
State Government
United States
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
Developed to follow the National Scorecard on U.S. Health System Performance, published in 2006, the State Scorecard assesses state variation across key dimensions of health system performance: access, quality, avoidable hospital use and costs, equity, and healthy lives. The findings document wide variation among states and the potential for substantial improvement--in terms of access, quality, costs, and lives--if all states approached levels achieved by the top states. Leading states outperform lagging states on multiple indicators and dimensions; yet, all states have room to improve. The report presents state performance on 32 indicators, with overall rankings as well as ranks on each dimension. The findings underscore the need for federal and state action in key areas to move all states to higher levels of performance and value.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101317176 (See catalog record)
Contributor(s):
Cantor, Joel C.
Belloff, Dina.
Schoen, Cathy.
How, Sabrina K. H.
McCarthy, Douglas.
Commission on a High Performance Health System.
Commonwealth Fund.
Publication:
New York, NY : Commonwealth Fund, [2007]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Benchmarking -- methods
Delivery of Health Care -- organization & administration
Quality Assurance, Health Care -- methods
Quality of Health Care -- standards
Forecasting
Health Care Costs
Health Services Accessibility -- trends
Quality of Health Care -- trends
State Government
United States
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
Developed to follow the National Scorecard on U.S. Health System Performance, published in 2006, the State Scorecard assesses state variation across key dimensions of health system performance: access, quality, avoidable hospital use and costs, equity, and healthy lives. The findings document wide variation among states and the potential for substantial improvement--in terms of access, quality, costs, and lives--if all states approached levels achieved by the top states. Leading states outperform lagging states on multiple indicators and dimensions; yet, all states have room to improve. The report presents state performance on 32 indicators, with overall rankings as well as ranks on each dimension. The findings underscore the need for federal and state action in key areas to move all states to higher levels of performance and value.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101317176 (See catalog record)