Ranking Highlights

2020 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking50-7
Access and Affordability46-2
Prevention and Treatment49-15
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost49-7
Healthy Lives49-3
Medicaid Expansion (as of Jan. 2018)No


Total Population3,864,538322,324,172
Median Household Income$55,720$67,877
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)36%30%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic65%60%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic7%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic17%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicity11%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Adults with inappropriate lower back imaging
  • Adults without all recommended vaccines
  • Home health patients without improved mobility

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Breast cancer deaths
  • Mortality amenable to health care
  • Nursing home residents with an antipsychotic medication

Most Improved Indicators

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

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18–64
  • Children who did not receive needed mental health care
  • Hospital 30-day mortality

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the Southwest regionGains for Oklahoma
431,449155,465more adults and children would be insured
232,85458,213fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
237,30467,801more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
11,3676,062more children (ages 19–35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
168,84677,102fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
2,7351,940fewer 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 (www.bea.gov: Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Plains, Rocky Mountains, Southeast, Southwest, West). Benchmark states have an estimated impact of zero (0).