Ranking Highlights

2020 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking49-2
Access and Affordability44+5
Prevention and Treatment510
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost40-13
Healthy Lives40+2
Medicaid Expansion (as of Jan. 2018)Yes


Total Population2,998,413322,324,172
Median Household Income$60,786$67,877
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)32%30%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic48%60%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic9%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic14%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicity29%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Adults with inappropriate lower back imaging
  • Potentially avoidable emergency department visits age 65 and older
  • Employer-sponsored insurance spending per enrollee

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Children who did not receive needed mental health care
  • Public health funding
  • Central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI)

Most Improved Indicators

  • Public health funding
  • Children without a medical home
  • Colorectal cancer deaths

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Children who did not receive needed mental health care
  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18–64
  • Adults with any mental illness reporting unmet need

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the West regionGains for Nevada
248,870198,381more adults and children would be insured
184,879184,879fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
164,816151,081more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
10,9334,373more children (ages 19–35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
169,947169,947fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
1,216969fewer 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).