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US states get healthcare ratings

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 14 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:866
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

Americans can now get information about how well their state is providing vaccinations, prenatal care, pneumococcal vaccine for elderly people—and many more details.

The quality of health care that Americans get varies widely from state to state, according to statistics from the second annual report comparing the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The report, from the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, looks at …

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