Ranking Highlights

2019 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking42-3
Access and Affordability46-4
Prevention and Treatment40-2
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost320
Healthy Lives37-3
Medicaid ExpansionNo


Total Population10,246,239320,842,721
Median Household Income$60,671$65,727
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)35%31%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic53%61%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic31%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic7%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicithy10%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Adults with inappropriate lower back imaging
  • Children without all recommended vaccines
  • Home health patients without improved mobility

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Adults who went without care because of cost
  • Uninsured adults
  • Central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI)

Most Improved Indicators

  • Home health patients without improved mobility
  • Diabetic adults without an annual hemoglobin A1c test
  • Uninsured adults

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Hospital 30-day mortality
  • Adults without all recommended cancer screenings
  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18-64

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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Estimated Gains Georgia Could Expect if Performance Improves to Match Top States

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the Southeast regionGains for Georgia
1,102,932860,809more adults and children, beyond those who already gained coverage through the ACA, would be insured
695,811386,562fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
473,289283,973more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
15,3121,914more children (ages 19-35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
261,59092,892fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
4,8332,307fewer premature deaths (before age 75) would occur from causes that are potentially treatable or preventable with timely and appropriate care

Estimated impact if this state’s performance improved to the rate of two benchmark levels — a national benchmark set at the level of the best-performing state and a regional benchmark set at the level of the top-performing state in region ( Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Plains, Rocky Mountains, Southeast, Southwest, West). Benchmark states have an estimated impact of zero (0).