Ranking Highlights

2020 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking25+1
Access and Affordability16+5
Prevention and Treatment31+5
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost380
Healthy Lives19-2
Medicaid Expansion (as of Jan. 2018)Yes


Total Population12,569,562322,324,172
Median Household Income$70,917$67,877
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)28%30%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic61%60%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic14%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic8%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicity17%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Uninsured children
  • Children who are overweight or obese
  • Hospital 30-day mortality

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Nursing home residents with an antipsychotic medication
  • Preventable hospitalizations age 65 and older
  • Hospital 30-day readmission rate age 65 and older

Most Improved Indicators

  • Home health patients without improved mobility
  • Nursing home residents with an antipsychotic medication
  • Children without all recommended vaccines

Indicators That Worsened the Most

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

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the Great Lakes regionGains for Illinois
517,660152,391more adults and children would be insured
485,992194,397fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
569,353341,612more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
17,4636,549more children (ages 19–35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
439,7231,651fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
3,4741,743fewer 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).