Ranking Highlights

2019 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking50-1
Access and Affordability49-5
Prevention and Treatment42-2
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost46-1
Healthy Lives48+1
Medicaid ExpansionNo


Total Population3,851,546320,842,721
Median Household Income$52,076$65,727
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)38%31%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic66%61%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic7%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic17%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicithy11%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Home health patients with a hospital admission
  • Children who did not receive needed mental health care
  • Adults with inappropriate lower back imaging

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Uninsured adults
  • Nursing home residents with an antipsychotic medication
  • Children without a medical and dental preventive care visit

Most Improved Indicators

  • Home health patients without improved mobility
  • Hospital admissions for pediatric asthma
  • Diabetic adults without an annual hemoglobin A1c test

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Children without a medical and dental preventive care visit
  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18-64
  • Hospital 30-day mortality

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the Southwest regionGains for Oklahoma
427,576186,435more adults and children, beyond those who already gained coverage through the ACA, would be insured
258,41686,139fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
261,17381,617more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
13,8362,306more children (ages 19-35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
135,34650,549fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
2,5801,903fewer 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).