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Area Institutions Rank High on 2021’s Best & Worst States for Health Care

Aug 23, 2021 07:00AM ● By Med Magazine

Wallet Hub Study

With the Average American spending more than $11,000 per year on personal health care, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Best & Worst States for Health Care, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary.

In order to determine where Americans receive the highest-quality services at the best prices, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 44 key measures of health care cost, accessibility and outcome. The data set ranges from the average monthly insurance premium to physicians per capita to the share of insured population.

Health Care in South Dakota (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 7th – Hospital Beds per Capita

  • 18th – Dentists per Capita

  • 27th – % of At-Risk Adults with No Routine Doctor Visit in Past Two Years

  • 20th – % of Adults with No Dental Visit in Past Year

  • 21st – % of Medical Residents Retained

  • 25th – % of Residents Age 12+ Initiating Vaccination

For the full report, please visit: