Ranking Highlights

2019 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking330
Access and Affordability16-1
Prevention and Treatment25+1
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost420
Healthy Lives430
Medicaid ExpansionYes


Total Population11,485,462320,842,721
Median Household Income$59,964$65,727
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)31%31%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic79%61%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic12%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic5%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicithy4%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Hospital 30-day mortality
  • Children without a medical home
  • Nursing home residents with a hospital admission

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Breast cancer deaths
  • Potentially avoidable emergency department visits age 65 and older
  • Drug poisoning deaths

Most Improved Indicators

  • Nursing home residents with an antipsychotic medication
  • Diabetic adults without an annual hemoglobin A1c test
  • Home health patients without improved mobility

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Adults who are obese
  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18-64
  • Drug poisoning deaths

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the Great Lakes regionGains for Ohio
357,48096,362more adults and children, beyond those who already gained coverage through the ACA, would be insured
267,1670fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
474,021263,345more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
33,72721,823more children (ages 19-35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
377,711146,843fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
4,3082,717fewer 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 (www.bea.gov: Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Plains, Rocky Mountains, Southeast, Southwest, West). Benchmark states have an estimated impact of zero (0).