States with the Best Health Infrastructure for Coronavirus
From Wallet Hub, May 26, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is the “largest, most serious health crisis that has hit this nation in more than 100 years,” according to CDC director Robert Redfield. That’s not hard to see, considering the unprecedented social distancing measures that have affected the lives of all Americans. Many parts of the U.S. were caught unprepared for a pandemic of this scale, running out of space in hospitals and lacking adequate supplies for doctors and nurses. However, some states’ healthcare systems were better equipped to deal with the onslaught of the virus than others.
In order to determine the states that had the best health infrastructure to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 14 unique metrics. Their data set ranges from the state’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness funding per capita to the share of the population that is uninsured and the number of hospital beds per capita….
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- 18 – Overall Rank
- 53.32 – Total Score
- 45 – Public Hospital System Quality
- 1 – Highest Public Healthcare Spending Per Capita (6 times higher than last place Nevada)
- 2 – Lowest Share of Uninsured Population