The Commonwealth Fund's State Scorecard on Health System Performance 2014 ranked Utah 19th overall in health care quality compared with other states.
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Areas where Utah could improve significantly are:
Overall, Utah has a relatively healthy population with a health care system that performs well in many categories. However, there is still room for improvement. Reporting on quality measures is one way to applaud effective efforts and also a way to encourage better performance. When consumers engage actively in following reports, and use them to make health care decisions, individuals benefit from better care and the system as a whole is pushed organically toward providing better care at a better value. Involvement from consumers can also bring to the forefront issues that require broader public attention.
See these topic-specific report cards for a picture of how health in Utah compares to health in other states.
State-specific health care quality information, including strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement.
State-specific rankings and results compared to benchmarks on access, prevention & treatment, avoidable hospital use & costs, equity, healthy lives.
State-by-state report on individual behaviors, public and health policies, community and environmental conditions, and clinical care data and their relationship to health outcomes.
State-by-state report on America’s health care system for adults with serious mental illness.
A national and state-by-state report that assesses the overall health of women at the national and state levels.
Statehealthfacts.org is a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and provides health data on all 50 states and over 500 health topics.
State-by-state report on access to palliative care in US hospitals.
State-by-state assessment of the support provided for emergency care systems.
A report summarizing the largest and most comprehensive examination ever conducted of health care quality in the United States.