Ranking Highlights

2020 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking33+3
Access and Affordability43+2
Prevention and Treatment36+6
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost9+3
Healthy Lives320
Medicaid Expansion (as of Jan. 2018)Yes


Total Population7,066,692322,324,172
Median Household Income$63,825$67,877
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)34%30%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic54%60%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic4%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic10%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicity32%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Home health patients with a hospital admission
  • Nursing home residents with a hospital admission
  • Primary care spending as share of total, age 65 and older

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Uninsured children
  • Alcohol deaths
  • Public health funding

Most Improved Indicators

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

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Medicare spending per beneficiary
  • Hospital 30-day mortality
  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18–64

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the Southwest regionGains for Arizona
570,66775,613more adults and children would be insured
325,9230fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
311,1930more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
17,3948,697more children (ages 19–35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
203,22932,740fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
1,4400fewer 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).