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Aiming higher for health system performance: a profile of seven states that perform well on the Commonwealth Fund's 2009 state scorecard

Contributor(s):
Moody, Greg.
Silow-Carroll, Sharon.
Commonwealth Fund.
Publication:
[New York, N.Y.] : Commonwealth Fund, [2009]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Delivery of Health Care
Health Care Costs
Health Care Reform
Health Services Accessibility
Insurance, Health
Preventive Health Services
Quality of Health Care
Benchmarking
Child
Child Health Services
Cost Control
Health Benefit Plans, Employee
Hospitalization
Insurance Coverage
Leadership
Medicaid
Medical Informatics
Private Sector
Public Sector
State Government
Universal Coverage
Humans
United States
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
As a companion to the 2009 State Scorecard, this report profiles seven health systems: six that rank among the top quartile of states--Vermont, Hawaii, Iowa, Minnesota, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin--plus Delaware, which was among the most-improved states from 2007 to 2009. These states demonstrate that high levels of health system performance are achievable and sustainable, and provide useful examples of state policies and practices that may be reasonably associated with health system improvement: a long-term commitment to reform, collaboration among stakeholders, leadership to expand health insurance coverage, transparency of health information, and a capacity to act on emerging best practices. The State Scorecard and this report also show that all states can aim higher in health system performance: if all states improved performance to the levels achieved by the best states, then thousands of lives could be saved and significant cost savings and improved health outcomes could be achieved.
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:
101548808 (See catalog record)
Contributor(s):
Moody, Greg.
Silow-Carroll, Sharon.
Commonwealth Fund.
Publication:
[New York, N.Y.] : Commonwealth Fund, [2009]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Delivery of Health Care
Health Care Costs
Health Care Reform
Health Services Accessibility
Insurance, Health
Preventive Health Services
Quality of Health Care
Benchmarking
Child
Child Health Services
Cost Control
Health Benefit Plans, Employee
Hospitalization
Insurance Coverage
Leadership
Medicaid
Medical Informatics
Private Sector
Public Sector
State Government
Universal Coverage
Humans
United States
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
As a companion to the 2009 State Scorecard, this report profiles seven health systems: six that rank among the top quartile of states--Vermont, Hawaii, Iowa, Minnesota, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin--plus Delaware, which was among the most-improved states from 2007 to 2009. These states demonstrate that high levels of health system performance are achievable and sustainable, and provide useful examples of state policies and practices that may be reasonably associated with health system improvement: a long-term commitment to reform, collaboration among stakeholders, leadership to expand health insurance coverage, transparency of health information, and a capacity to act on emerging best practices. The State Scorecard and this report also show that all states can aim higher in health system performance: if all states improved performance to the levels achieved by the best states, then thousands of lives could be saved and significant cost savings and improved health outcomes could be achieved.
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:
101548808 (See catalog record)