The Results are in: National Health Security Preparedness Index 2014

National Health Security Preparedness Index (NHSPI)The National Health Security Preparedness Index (NHSPI) is one the nation’s premier utilities for assessing the performance of American health care systems. NHSPI recently released its National Index Results for 2014. The data evaluates health care systems on the basis of six domains, 18 sub-domains, and 194 different proficiency measures within the sub-domains. The interactive platform allows the viewer to access the results in three formats: Snapshot, which shows how the state rated in each domain; Structured, which gives a more in-depth look into the state’s performance in each of the sub-domains; and Report, which shows how the state performed against the national average in all domains, sub-domains, and measures. The domains (and their sub-domains) include:

The U.S. cumulatively rated a 7.4 (scores are out of 10). Individual states that ranked the highest were Utah and Virginia at 8.2, while the lowest were Alaska and Georgia at 6.5 and 6.6 respectively.

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