OREGON RANKS WELL, U.S. DOES POORLY IN HEALTH OUTCOMES

Oregon ranks 12th among states for health outcomes, according to the 2014 Annual Report released this month by America's Health Rankings. The United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association, and Partnership for Prevention partner to compare nearly 50 measures of behaviors, policy, clinical care, outcomes, supplemental measures, and economic factors. Oregon findings include a low rate of preventable hospitalizations, but a high incidence of pertussis. Oregon ranks 8th for those age 65 and older, showing the lowest prevalence of physical inactivity, but a high prevalence of chronic drinking. Despite the U.S. spending the highest percent of gross domestic product (GDP) on health, it ranks near the bottom for life expectancy and other outcomes compared to other high-income countries.  LEARN MORE.

A ranking by the Oregon Health Authority will measure 17 metrics of Community Care Organizations (CCOs) and 16 metrics of state performance.   

Posted on December 13, 2014 and filed under Comparisons U.S. to non-U, Health outcomes Oregon.