AHRQ National Health Care Quality and Disparities Update

AHRQ Data Identify States That Rank Highest in Health Care Quality

Maine, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Minnesota were the nation’s top performing States when it comes to health care quality, according to AHRQ’s updated State Snapshots. The online tool is an interactive resource that provides State-level data showing how all 50 States and the District of Columbia performed on more than 250 measures related to health care quality and access.

Drawn from AHRQ’s 2015 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR), the State Snapshots show how each State fared according to National Quality Strategy priorities; prevalence of diseases and conditions; health status of priority populations; insurance status; access to care; type of care; and setting of care. While the 2015 QDR shows progress nationwide in access and care affordability, the State Snapshots reveals substantial variations across States and sizable disparities related to race, ethnicity, income and other factors.

Learn more about AHRQ’s State Snapshots, which offer easy-to-read charts on the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement in each state.