Ranking Highlights

2019 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking17+6
Access and Affordability23+12
Prevention and Treatment390
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost6-3
Healthy Lives140
Medicaid ExpansionYes


Total Population4,103,141320,842,721
Median Household Income$65,727$65,727
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)31%31%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic76%61%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic2%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic10%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicithy13%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Medicare spending per beneficiary
  • Children who are overweight or obese
  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18-64

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Hospital 30-day mortality
  • Adults with inappropriate lower back imaging
  • Children without all recommended vaccines

Most Improved Indicators

  • Home health patients without improved mobility
  • Uninsured adults
  • High out-of-pocket medical spending

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Hospital 30-day mortality
  • Children without all recommended vaccines
  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18-64

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the West regionGains for Oregon
170,593135,939more adults and children, beyond those who already gained coverage through the ACA, would be insured
166,185166,185fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
201,624161,299more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
17,80011,867more children (ages 19-35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
31,42626,787fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
3128fewer 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).