This 2016 edition of The Commonwealth Fund’s Scorecard on Local Health System Performance assesses the state of health care in more than 300 U.S. communities from 2011 through 2014, a period when the Affordable Care Act was being implemented across the country.
Using the most recent data available, the Scorecard ranks 306 regional health care markets known as “hospital referral regions” on four main dimensions of performance encompassing 36 measures. Top-ranked regions in Hawaii, the Upper Midwest, New England, and the San Francisco Bay area have been performance leaders over time, and they offer achievable improvement benchmarks for policymakers, health system leaders, and community stakeholders
The Pensacola market did not fair well.
Overall Performance 266 out of 306 – in the fifth quintile
Access 221 out of 306 – in the fourth quintile
Prevention & Treatment 248 out of 306 – in the fifth quintile
Avoidable Hospital Use & Cost 262 out of 306 – in the fifth quintile
Healthy Lives 234 out of 306 – in the fourth quintile