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Saturday, June 16, 2007

MS Health Care Last In US

WAPT.com
Study: Miss. Ranks Last For Public Health Care
POSTED: 9:37 am CDT June 14, 2007

UPDATED: 9:50 am CDT June 14, 2007

JACKSON, Miss. -- A new report that ranks all 50 states based on the performance of their health care systems puts Mississippi at No. 50.

The report was released Wednesday by the Commonwealth Fund. It's the first study to rank states on the performance of health care systems. It found huge disparities between care among the top states and those at the bottom.

The report said Mississippi ranks 48th in health care access, 44th in quality, 47th in equity and 51st in healthy lives.

The best-performing states were Hawaii, Iowa, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.

The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that finances health care research.

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