States scorecard finds wide gaps in five key health care measures; no connection seen between high spending and high quality

July 2007
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Jul2007, Vol. 81 Issue 7, p150
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The article reports that the health care quality, access and cost vary widely from state to state in the U.S. according to a scorecard issued by the Commonwealth Fund Commission on High Performance Health System in June 2007. States were ranked based on indicators grouped in categories that include access, quality, avoidable hospital use and healthy lives. States that do well on access to care were also more likely to do better on quality of care according to the scorecard.


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