New Jersey

Ranking Highlights

2018 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking25+2
Access and Affordability14+8
Prevention and Treatment26+7
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost36-1
Healthy Lives19-2
Medicaid ExpansionYes


New JerseyAverage
Total Population8,838,884318,251,368
Median Household Income$85,645$62,470
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)24%32%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic56%61%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic12%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic12%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicithy20%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Nursing home residents with an antipsychotic medication
  • Adults with any mental illness reporting unmet need
  • Employee health insurance contributions as a share of median income

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Hospital patients discharged without instructions for home recovery
  • Hospital patients who did not receive patient-centered care
  • Total Medicare (Parts A & B) reimbursements per enrollee

Most Improved Indicators

  • Adults with any mental illness who did not receive treatment
  • Home health patients who did not get better at walking or moving around
  • Medicare beneficiaries received a high-risk drug

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Hospital 30-day mortality
  • Deaths from suicide, alcohol, and drug use per 100,000 population
  • Home health patients with a hospital admission

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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