Ranking Highlights

2020 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking23-7
Access and Affordability270
Prevention and Treatment40-3
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost2+2
Healthy Lives20-8
Medicaid Expansion (as of Jan. 2018)Yes


Total Population4,151,291322,324,172
Median Household Income$70,917$67,877
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)29%30%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic75%60%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic2%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic10%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicity13%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18–64
  • Home health patients with a hospital admission
  • Potentially avoidable emergency department visits ages 18–64

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Alcohol deaths
  • Children without all recommended vaccines
  • Adults with any mental illness reporting unmet need

Most Improved Indicators

  • Home health patients without improved mobility
  • Potentially avoidable emergency department visits ages 18–64
  • Diabetic adults without an annual hemoglobin A1c test

Indicators That Worsened the Most

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

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the West regionGains for Oregon
177,636109,197more adults and children would be insured
196,916196,916fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
135,361116,023more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
12,0134,004more children (ages 19–35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
20,84420,844fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
35516fewer 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).