Ranking Highlights

2020 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking24-8
Access and Affordability19-6
Prevention and Treatment14-5
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost34-4
Healthy Lives31-2
Medicaid Expansion (as of Jan. 2018)Yes


Total Population953,434322,324,172
Median Household Income$66,864$67,877
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)27%30%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic62%60%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic21%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic7%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicity10%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Adults with any mental illness who did not receive treatment
  • Children without a medical and dental preventive care visit
  • Hospital 30-day mortality

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Primary care spending as share of total, ages 18–64
  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18–64
  • Drug poisoning deaths

Most Improved Indicators

  • Diabetic adults without an annual hemoglobin A1c test
  • Home health patients with a hospital admission
  • Central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI)

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Hospital 30-day mortality
  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18–64
  • Drug poisoning deaths

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the Mid-Atlantic regionGains for Delaware
28,87526,728more adults and children would be insured
30,01322,510fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
18,3599,180more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
1,632979more children (ages 19–35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
10,0122,105fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
304146fewer 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).