Rhode Island

Ranking Highlights

2018 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking11+5
Access and Affordability4+9
Prevention and Treatment11+1
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost27-5
Healthy Lives18+3
Medicaid ExpansionYes


Rhode IslandAverage
Total Population1,040,786318,251,368
Median Household Income$65,493$62,470
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)28%32%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic73%61%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic6%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic7%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicithy15%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Individuals with high out-of-pocket medical spending
  • Adults without a dental visit in past year
  • Admissions for ambulatory care–sensitive conditions, ages 18–64, per 1,000 employer-insured enrollees

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Diabetic adults ages 18-64 without a hemoglobin A1C test
  • Children who are overweight or obese
  • 30-day hospital readmissions, age 65 and older, per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries

Most Improved Indicators

  • Adults with any mental illness reporting unmet need
  • Adults ages 19–64 uninsured
  • Home health patients who did not get better at walking or moving around

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Home health patients with a hospital admission
  • Children ages 19–35 months who did not receive all recommended vaccines
  • Deaths from suicide, alcohol, and drug use per 100,000 population

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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