In national health care rankings, North Carolina is chronically ill
The Commonwealth Fund, a nonprofit that promotes high-quality health systems, publishes a scorecard each year that ranks states on 56 benchmarks, such as healthcare access, health disparities, and quality. The nonprofit added seven benchmarks related to COVID-19 to this year’s scorecard, including “excess deaths.” Overall, North Carolina ranked 34th of 51. (The District of Columbia is included in the rankings with the 50 states.) North Carolina ranked better than most states in the Southeast, but lagged behind neighboring Virginia, which came in 20th. Hawaii was No. 1 and Mississippi was 51st.
New state-by-state scorecard gives NC failing marks for racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare
Researchers at the Commonwealth Fund released a new national report this morning (“Achieving Racial and Ethnic Equity in U.S. Health Care”) that looks at how each U.S. state is performing in providing access to healthcare to people of different races and ethnicities. The disappointing, but unsurprising, conclusion: just about everyone is doing a lousy job. […]
Report: NC drops in health rankings
The non-profit Commonwealth Fund released its annual Scorecard on State Health System Performance this week. North Carolina fell one spot from last year in the national rankings of 50 states and Washington, D.C. — from 35th in the nation to 34th. The ranking shows North Carolina making progress on health care disparities (up five points) […]