Ranking Highlights

2020 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking46-3
Access and Affordability49-3
Prevention and Treatment39+6
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost320
Healthy Lives35-1
Medicaid Expansion (as of Jan. 2018)No


Total Population10,339,832322,324,172
Median Household Income$62,305$67,877
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)33%30%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic52%60%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic31%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic7%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicity10%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Adults with inappropriate lower back imaging
  • Diabetic adults without an annual hemoglobin A1c test
  • Home health patients without improved mobility

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Nursing home residents with an antipsychotic medication
  • Uninsured adults
  • Adults who went without care because of cost

Most Improved Indicators

  • Home health patients without improved mobility
  • Children who did not receive needed mental health care
  • Central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI)

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Adults with any mental illness reporting unmet need
  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18–64
  • Hospital 30-day mortality

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the Southeast regionGains for Georgia
1,123,523820,359more adults and children would be insured
862,363391,983fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
371,491139,309more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
13,4197,668more children (ages 19–35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
403,501208,762fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
4,8162,270fewer 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).