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State Health Care Scorecard Finds Deaths from Suicide, Alcohol, Drugs Are a Regional Epidemic; Impact Varies Widely Across States

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PRESS RELEASE | The Commonwealth Fund

Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Washington, Connecticut, and Vermont rank at the top of the Commonwealth Fund’s 2019 Scorecard on State Health System Performance. The scorecard assesses all 50 states and the District of Columbia on 47 health care measures, covering access, quality, service use and costs of care, health outcomes, and income-based health care disparities. Arkansas, Nevada, Texas, Oklahoma, and Mississippi rank at the bottom in the report.

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SOURCE: https://www.commonwealthfund.org/press-release/2019/state-scorecard-finds-suicide-alcohol-drug-deaths-regional-epidemic

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