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Aiming higher: results from a state scorecard on health system performance, 2015 edition

Author(s):
McCarthy, Douglas, author
Radley, David C., author
Hayes, Susan L., author
Contributor(s):
Commonwealth Fund, issuing body.
Publication:
New York, N.Y. : Commonwealth Fund, December 2015
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Delivery of Health Care -- statistics & numerical data
Quality Indicators, Health Care -- statistics & numerical data
Quality Indicators, Health Care -- trends
State Government
Adult
African Americans
Child
Forecasting
Health Care Reform -- statistics & numerical data
Health Expenditures
Health Services Accessibility -- statistics & numerical data
Health Status
Healthcare Disparities
Immunization
Infant Mortality
Insurance Coverage
Medically Uninsured
Mortality
Neoplasms -- mortality
Obesity
Patient Admission -- statistics & numerical data
Patient Readmission -- statistics & numerical data
Patient-Centered Care
Preventive Health Services
Smoking
Suicide
Tooth Loss
Humans
United States
United States.
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
The fourth Commonwealth Fund Scorecard on State Health System Performance tells a story that is both familiar and new. Echoing the past three state scorecards, the 2015 edition finds extensive variation among states in people's ability to access care when they need it, the quality of care they receive, and their likelihood of living a long and healthy life. However, this scorecard--the first to measure the effects of the Affordable Care Act's 2014 coverage expansions--also finds broad-based improvements. On most of the 42 indicators, more states improved than worsened. On most of the 42 indicators, more states improved than worsened. By tracking performance measures across states, this scorecard can help policymakers, health system leaders, and the public identify opportunities and set goals for improvement. The 50 states and the District of Columbia are measured and ranked on 42 indicators grouped into five dimensions: access and affordability, prevention and treatment, avoidable hospital use and cost, healthy lives, and equity. Individual indicators measure things like rates of children or adults who are uninsured, hospital patients who get information about how to handle their recovery at home, hospital admissions for children with asthma, and breast and colorectal cancer deaths, among many others.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Extent:
1 online resource (1 PDF file (45 pages))
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101676690 (See catalog record)
Author(s):
McCarthy, Douglas, author
Radley, David C., author
Hayes, Susan L., author
Contributor(s):
Commonwealth Fund, issuing body.
Publication:
New York, N.Y. : Commonwealth Fund, December 2015
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Delivery of Health Care -- statistics & numerical data
Quality Indicators, Health Care -- statistics & numerical data
Quality Indicators, Health Care -- trends
State Government
Adult
African Americans
Child
Forecasting
Health Care Reform -- statistics & numerical data
Health Expenditures
Health Services Accessibility -- statistics & numerical data
Health Status
Healthcare Disparities
Immunization
Infant Mortality
Insurance Coverage
Medically Uninsured
Mortality
Neoplasms -- mortality
Obesity
Patient Admission -- statistics & numerical data
Patient Readmission -- statistics & numerical data
Patient-Centered Care
Preventive Health Services
Smoking
Suicide
Tooth Loss
Humans
United States
United States.
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
The fourth Commonwealth Fund Scorecard on State Health System Performance tells a story that is both familiar and new. Echoing the past three state scorecards, the 2015 edition finds extensive variation among states in people's ability to access care when they need it, the quality of care they receive, and their likelihood of living a long and healthy life. However, this scorecard--the first to measure the effects of the Affordable Care Act's 2014 coverage expansions--also finds broad-based improvements. On most of the 42 indicators, more states improved than worsened. On most of the 42 indicators, more states improved than worsened. By tracking performance measures across states, this scorecard can help policymakers, health system leaders, and the public identify opportunities and set goals for improvement. The 50 states and the District of Columbia are measured and ranked on 42 indicators grouped into five dimensions: access and affordability, prevention and treatment, avoidable hospital use and cost, healthy lives, and equity. Individual indicators measure things like rates of children or adults who are uninsured, hospital patients who get information about how to handle their recovery at home, hospital admissions for children with asthma, and breast and colorectal cancer deaths, among many others.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Extent:
1 online resource (1 PDF file (45 pages))
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101676690 (See catalog record)