|Results analyzed on health system performance|
Following up on last year’s national scorecard on the U.S. health system performance, The Commonwealth Fund has developed a state scorecard to assess state variations in key areas of access, quality, hospital use and cost, equity and health outcomes. Results of the state-level comparisons were reviewed and analyzed at a luncheon briefing sponsored by the Fund and the Alliance for Health Reform on June 15. An expert panel addressed these and related questions: Peter Budetti, University of Oklahoma; Christopher Koller, Rhode Island Health Insurance Commissioner; Cathy Schoen, The Commonwealth Fund; and Center for Rural Health Director Mary Wakefield. Presentation materials, including a podcast, are available.
-- Amanda Scurry, communication coordinator, Center for Rural Health, email@example.com, 701-777-0871