Ranking Highlights

2020 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking20-1
Access and Affordability29-10
Prevention and Treatment23+6
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost140
Healthy Lives11+2
Medicaid Expansion (as of Jan. 2018)No


Total Population1,899,805322,324,172
Median Household Income$65,851$67,877
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)29%30%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic79%60%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic4%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic6%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicity11%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Drug poisoning deaths
  • Potentially avoidable emergency department visits age 65 and older
  • Children who are overweight or obese

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Colorectal cancer deaths
  • Adults with inappropriate lower back imaging
  • Hospital 30-day mortality

Most Improved Indicators

  • Central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI)
  • Diabetic adults without an annual hemoglobin A1c test
  • Home health patients without improved mobility

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Adults who are obese
  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18–64
  • Hospital 30-day mortality

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the Plains regionGains for Nebraska
113,56681,404more adults and children would be insured
71,37357,099fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
65,72232,861more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
2,3181,545more children (ages 19–35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
31,05318,353fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
227227fewer 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).