Ranking Highlights

2020 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking35-12
Access and Affordability47-19
Prevention and Treatment47-7
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost17+1
Healthy Lives30-14
Medicaid Expansion (as of Jan. 2018)No


Total Population566,981322,324,172
Median Household Income$68,891$67,877
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)27%30%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic84%60%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic1%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic5%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicity10%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI)
  • Hospital 30-day readmission rate ages 18–64
  • Adults with any mental illness reporting unmet need

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Suicide deaths
  • Adults without all recommended cancer screenings
  • High out-of-pocket medical spending

Most Improved Indicators

  • Central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI)
  • Home health patients without improved mobility
  • Nursing home residents with an antipsychotic medication

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Adults with any mental illness who did not receive treatment
  • Breast cancer deaths
  • Hospital 30-day mortality

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the Rocky Mountain regionGains for Wyoming
46,33320,806more adults and children would be insured
26,16613,083fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
43,83418,049more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
1,524667more children (ages 19–35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
12,46010,537fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
6324fewer 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).