Schoen C, Radley DC, Riley P, Lippa A, Berenson J, Dermody C, Shih A. Scorecard on State Health System Performance for Low-Income Populations, 2013. New York: The Commonwealth Fund; 2013.
Analyzing 30 indicators of access, prevention and quality, potentially avoidable hospital use, and health outcomes, the scorecard documents sharp health care disparities among states. Between leading and lagging states, up to a fourfold disparity in performance exists on a range of key health care indicators for low-income populations. There are also wide differences within states by income.