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Georgia Health System Ranks 40th Among U.S. States

From Georgia Health News, May 3, 2018:

“Georgia improved by one spot, reaching No. 40 in an annual ranking of states’ health systems, released Thursday.

The state’s ranking in the Commonwealth Fund report is similar to the results on other national scorecards in health care. Georgia was ranked 41st last year in the State Health System Performance scorecard and 46th in the previous ranking.

Georgia’s top-ranked health indicators in the report included high vaccination rates for young children; a comparatively low rate of deaths from suicide, alcohol, and drug use; and a high rate of diabetic adults getting a blood sugar test.

The state, though, received low rankings on bloodstream infections from central-line catheters; people going without care due to cost; and children who did not receive the mental health care they needed.” See the full text of the article here.

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