RI Ranks 7th Nationally on 2019 Health System Scorecard

  • 29 Aug 2019

The Commonweath Fund has released its 2019 Scorecard on State Health System Performance, ranking Rhode Island 7th in the nation overall. The Scorecard is a state-by-state report measuring access to care, quality of care, health outcomes, and health disparities across the United States. Highlight's of Rhode Island's ranking include:


Top Ranked Indicators:

- Adults without a usual source of care

- Children who did not receive needed mental health care

- High out-of-pocket medical spending


Bottom Ranked Indicators:

- Drug poisoning deaths

- Central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI)

- Diabetic adults without an annual hemoglobin A1c test


Most Improved Indicators:

- Adults with any mental illness reporting unmet need

- Diabetic adults without an annual hemoglobin A1c test

- Uninsured adults


Indicators That Worsened the Most:

- Adults who are obese

- Preventable hospitalizations ages 18-64

- Home health patients with a hospital admission