Americans in Massachusetts receive the best healthcare in the country, while those in Georgia receive the worst, according to an analysis by WalletHub, a personal finance website.
To identify the best and worst states for healthcare, analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 44 different measures of healthcare cost, access and outcomes. The metrics ranged from average hospital expenses per inpatient day to share of patients readmitted to hospitals. Read more about the methodology here.
Here are the 10 states with the highest overall rank across cost, access and outcomes, according to the analysis:
3. Rhode Island
4. District of Columbia
5. North Dakota
10. South Dakota
Here are the bottom 10 states on healthcare cost, access and outcomes combined:
4. North Carolina
8. South Carolina
Access the full list here.