Ranking Highlights

2019 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking48-1
Access and Affordability50+1
Prevention and Treatment510
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost38-11
Healthy Lives39-1
Medicaid ExpansionYes


Total Population2,961,838320,842,721
Median Household Income$60,671$65,727
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)32%31%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic49%61%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic9%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic13%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicithy29%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Adults with inappropriate lower back imaging
  • Potentially avoidable emergency department visits age 65 and older
  • Adults who are obese

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Adults without all recommended vaccines
  • Adults without a usual source of care
  • Children without a medical home

Most Improved Indicators

  • Uninsured children
  • Uninsured adults
  • Home health patients without improved mobility

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Home health patients with a hospital admission
  • Adults with any mental illness reporting unmet need
  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18-64

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the West regionGains for Nevada
245,296220,356more adults and children, beyond those who already gained coverage through the ACA, would be insured
207,722207,722fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
158,304131,920more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
6,8942,121more children (ages 19-35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
130,708127,444fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
1,143927fewer 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).