Ranking Highlights

2019 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking18+2
Access and Affordability35+1
Prevention and Treatment33+1
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost3+1
Healthy Lives17+1
Medicaid ExpansionNo


Total Population1,696,598320,842,721
Median Household Income$55,615$65,727
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)34%31%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic82%61%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic1%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic5%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicithy12%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Home health patients with a hospital admission
  • Hospitals with lower-than-average patient experience ratings
  • Central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI)

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Adults without all recommended vaccines
  • Suicide deaths
  • Adults without all recommended cancer screenings

Most Improved Indicators

  • Children without all recommended vaccines
  • High out-of-pocket medical spending
  • Home health patients without improved mobility

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Adults without a dental visit
  • Hospital 30-day mortality
  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18-64

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the Rocky Mountain regionGains for Idaho
138,95264,841more adults and children, beyond those who already gained coverage through the ACA, would be insured
77,31538,657fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
123,22561,612more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
3,599654more children (ages 19-35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
27,38125,530fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
16869fewer 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).