The Road to a Healthier Washington

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Better health at lower costs – Washington is at work to improve the health and quality of life of all of its residents through a huge undertaking that is anchored in nine Accountable Communities for Health (ACH). For more information about the Healthier Washington work visit the methodology section.

Click the map or scroll below to compare the cost and quality across ACHs. Most performance results are based on the Medicaid population; some measures include people across private and public health insurance programs. ACH and statewide results are compared to the 90th percentile performance among all Medicaid plans nationwide (Target).

Click on the right-hand tab above to see performance results organized by residents with coverage through private insurers, Medicaid Apple Health, and the Washington Health Benefits Exchange.

Better Health Together ACH

Cost and Value

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Emergency Room Visits Per 1,000 Persons 778.4 573.5 576.3

Good Treatment Results

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Poor Mental, Emotional Health
(Lower Percentage is Better)
No Result 12% 12%
Avoid Return to Hospital for Mental Health Condition
(Lower Percentage is Better)
No Result 13% 14%
Adults Who SmokeNo Result 15% 18%
Unintended PregnanciesNo Result 34% 34%

Keeping Patients Safe

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Avoid Wrong Medication for Bronchitis 49% 45% 39%
Appropriate Testing for Cause of Back Pain 80% 77% 77%
Avoidable Emergency Room VisitsNo Result 11.97 11.58
Checking Patients on Blood Pressure Medications 87% 83% 83%
Getting High Doses of Opioids
(Rate per 1,000 Persons)
No Result 25.46 27.44
Getting Prescriptions for Both Opioids and Sedatives
(Rate per 1,000 Persons)
No Result 0.13 0.11
Testing Children with Throat Infections 91% 82% 79%

Get the Right Care

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Diabetes Care
Blood Sugar Testing 93% 84% 84%
Check for Kidney Disease 93% 86% 86%
Eye Exam to Check for Vision Loss 70% 45% 47%
Getting Medications to Control Blood SugarNo Result 63% 63%
Mental Health Care
Follow-up Visit After Hospital Stay 72% 81% 84%
Getting Anti-depressant Medications 66% 50% 51%
Getting Care for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 69% 55% 49%
Asthma and Lung Care
Testing for Lung Disease 41% 26% 28%
Getting the Right Medications for Asthma 50% 34% 39%
Fewer Hospital Stays Due to Good Lung Care
(Hospital Stays per 1,000 Persons, Lower Rate is Better)
No Result 2.83 1.78
Heart Care
Getting and Taking Medications for Heart DiseaseNo Result 82% 81%
Getting Medications to Lower Blood PressureNo Result 54% 50%
Getting Medications to Lower CholesterolNo Result 57% 60%

Getting In to See the Doctor

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Children Get Care
Care During First Three Months of PregnancyNo Result 74% 78%
Having a Primary Care Visit Yearly: Children and AdolescentsNo Result 91% 91%
Regular Check-Ups for 3-6 Year-Olds 84% 65% 62%
Well-Child Visits in the First 15 Months of Life 73% 48% 53%
Getting Substance Abuse Services - MedicaidNo Result 34% 29%
Getting Mental Health Services No Result 68% 72%
Adults Get Care
Access to Care for AdultsNo Result 77% 80%
Getting Mental Health Services No Result 49% 51%
Getting Substance Abuse Services - MedicaidNo Result 35% 32%

Preventing Illness

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Help Children Stay Healthy
Children Get Immunization ShotsNo Result 40% 33%
Teenagers Get Immunization Shots No Result 28% 24%
Tobacco Smoking by YouthNo Result 5% 6%
Vaping by Young PeopleNo Result 21% 27%
Youth ObesityNo Result 14% 13%
Children Get Flu ShotNo Result 23% 19%
Testing Hearing Loss in InfantsNo Result 33% 41%
Girls Get HPV Shot to Prevent Infection and DiseaseNo Result 51% 46%
Boys Get HPV Shot to Prevent Infection and DiseaseNo Result 49% 44%
Checking for Cancer
Breast Cancer Screening 69% 50% 52%
Cervical Cancer Screening 72% 52% 52%
Checking for Colorectal Cancer No Result 37% 36%
Right Care to Prevent Illness
Adult ObesityNo Result 27% 29%
Adults Get Flu ShotNo Result 41% 37%
Chlamydia Screening in Women 72% 54% 50%
Older Adults Get Pneumonia Vaccine ShotNo Result 77% 76%

Cascade Pacific Action Alliance ACH

Cost and Value

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Emergency Room Visits Per 1,000 Persons 778.4 573.5 604.2

Good Treatment Results

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Poor Mental, Emotional Health
(Lower Percentage is Better)
No Result 12% 13%
Avoid Return to Hospital for Mental Health Condition
(Lower Percentage is Better)
No Result 13% 12%
Adults Who SmokeNo Result 15% 19%
Unintended PregnanciesNo Result 34% 36%

Keeping Patients Safe

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Avoid Wrong Medication for Bronchitis 49% 45% 47%
Appropriate Testing for Cause of Back Pain 80% 77% 73%
Avoidable Emergency Room VisitsNo Result 11.97 12.39
Checking Patients on Blood Pressure Medications 87% 83% 84%
Getting High Doses of Opioids
(Rate per 1,000 Persons)
No Result 25.46 20.47
Getting Prescriptions for Both Opioids and Sedatives
(Rate per 1,000 Persons)
No Result 0.13 0.11
Testing Children with Throat Infections 91% 82% 80%

Get the Right Care

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Diabetes Care
Blood Sugar Testing 93% 84% 78%
Check for Kidney Disease 93% 86% 85%
Eye Exam to Check for Vision Loss 70% 45% 44%
Getting Medications to Control Blood SugarNo Result 63% 62%
Mental Health Care
Follow-up Visit After Hospital Stay 72% 81% 84%
Getting Anti-depressant Medications 66% 50% 53%
Getting Care for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 69% 55% 58%
Asthma and Lung Care
Testing for Lung Disease 41% 26% 23%
Getting the Right Medications for Asthma 50% 34% 38%
Fewer Hospital Stays Due to Good Lung Care
(Hospital Stays per 1,000 Persons, Lower Rate is Better)
No Result 2.83 3.4
Heart Care
Getting and Taking Medications for Heart DiseaseNo Result 82% 81%
Getting Medications to Lower Blood PressureNo Result 54% 52%
Getting Medications to Lower CholesterolNo Result 57% 56%

Getting In to See the Doctor

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Children Get Care
Care During First Three Months of PregnancyNo Result 74% 72%
Having a Primary Care Visit Yearly: Children and AdolescentsNo Result 91% 90%
Regular Check-Ups for 3-6 Year-Olds 84% 65% 63%
Well-Child Visits in the First 15 Months of Life 73% 48% 47%
Getting Substance Abuse Services - MedicaidNo Result 34% 47%
Getting Mental Health Services No Result 68% 72%
Adults Get Care
Access to Care for AdultsNo Result 77% 75%
Getting Mental Health Services No Result 49% 49%
Getting Substance Abuse Services - MedicaidNo Result 35% 36%

Preventing Illness

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Help Children Stay Healthy
Children Get Immunization ShotsNo Result 40% 35%
Teenagers Get Immunization Shots No Result 28% 25%
Tobacco Smoking by YouthNo Result 5% 7%
Vaping by Young PeopleNo Result 21% 23%
Youth ObesityNo Result 14% 16%
Children Get Flu ShotNo Result 23% 19%
Testing Hearing Loss in InfantsNo Result 33% 17%
Girls Get HPV Shot to Prevent Infection and DiseaseNo Result 51% 48%
Boys Get HPV Shot to Prevent Infection and DiseaseNo Result 49% 48%
Checking for Cancer
Breast Cancer Screening 69% 50% 48%
Cervical Cancer Screening 72% 52% 51%
Checking for Colorectal Cancer No Result 37% 36%
Right Care to Prevent Illness
Adult ObesityNo Result 27% 32%
Adults Get Flu ShotNo Result 41% 39%
Chlamydia Screening in Women 72% 54% 55%
Older Adults Get Pneumonia Vaccine ShotNo Result 77% 74%

Elevate Health ACH

Cost and Value

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Emergency Room Visits Per 1,000 Persons 778.4 573.5 578.8

Good Treatment Results

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Poor Mental, Emotional Health
(Lower Percentage is Better)
No Result 12% 15%
Avoid Return to Hospital for Mental Health Condition
(Lower Percentage is Better)
No Result 13% 10%
Adults Who SmokeNo Result 15% 18%
Unintended PregnanciesNo Result 34% 38%

Keeping Patients Safe

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Avoid Wrong Medication for Bronchitis 49% 45% 47%
Appropriate Testing for Cause of Back Pain 80% 77% 74%
Avoidable Emergency Room VisitsNo Result 11.97 13.37
Checking Patients on Blood Pressure Medications 87% 83% 85%
Getting High Doses of Opioids
(Rate per 1,000 Persons)
No Result 25.46 31.61
Getting Prescriptions for Both Opioids and Sedatives
(Rate per 1,000 Persons)
No Result 0.13 0.14
Testing Children with Throat Infections 91% 82% 91%

Get the Right Care

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Diabetes Care
Blood Sugar Testing 93% 84% 83%
Check for Kidney Disease 93% 86% 85%
Eye Exam to Check for Vision Loss 70% 45% 40%
Getting Medications to Control Blood SugarNo Result 63% 60%
Mental Health Care
Follow-up Visit After Hospital Stay 72% 81% 81%
Getting Anti-depressant Medications 66% 50% 50%
Getting Care for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 69% 55% 53%
Asthma and Lung Care
Testing for Lung Disease 41% 26% 23%
Getting the Right Medications for Asthma 50% 34% 32%
Fewer Hospital Stays Due to Good Lung Care
(Hospital Stays per 1,000 Persons, Lower Rate is Better)
No Result 2.83 4.68
Heart Care
Getting and Taking Medications for Heart DiseaseNo Result 82% 81%
Getting Medications to Lower Blood PressureNo Result 54% 50%
Getting Medications to Lower CholesterolNo Result 57% 55%

Getting In to See the Doctor

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Children Get Care
Care During First Three Months of PregnancyNo Result 74% 69%
Having a Primary Care Visit Yearly: Children and AdolescentsNo Result 91% 90%
Regular Check-Ups for 3-6 Year-Olds 84% 65% 63%
Well-Child Visits in the First 15 Months of Life 73% 48% 55%
Getting Substance Abuse Services - MedicaidNo Result 34% 24%
Getting Mental Health Services No Result 68% 66%
Adults Get Care
Access to Care for AdultsNo Result 77% 75%
Getting Mental Health Services No Result 49% 45%
Getting Substance Abuse Services - MedicaidNo Result 35% 30%

Preventing Illness

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Help Children Stay Healthy
Children Get Immunization ShotsNo Result 40% 32%
Teenagers Get Immunization Shots No Result 28% 26%
Tobacco Smoking by YouthNo Result 5% 6%
Vaping by Young PeopleNo Result 21% 23%
Youth ObesityNo Result 14% 16%
Children Get Flu ShotNo Result 23% 20%
Testing Hearing Loss in InfantsNo Result 33% 38%
Girls Get HPV Shot to Prevent Infection and DiseaseNo Result 51% 48%
Boys Get HPV Shot to Prevent Infection and DiseaseNo Result 49% 47%
Checking for Cancer
Breast Cancer Screening 69% 50% 46%
Cervical Cancer Screening 72% 52% 49%
Checking for Colorectal Cancer No Result 37% 36%
Right Care to Prevent Illness
Adult ObesityNo Result 27% 30%
Adults Get Flu ShotNo Result 41% 43%
Chlamydia Screening in Women 72% 54% 56%
Older Adults Get Pneumonia Vaccine ShotNo Result 77% 79%

Greater Columbia ACH

Cost and Value

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Emergency Room Visits Per 1,000 Persons 778.4 573.5 759.5

Good Treatment Results

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Poor Mental, Emotional Health
(Lower Percentage is Better)
No Result 12% 12%
Avoid Return to Hospital for Mental Health Condition
(Lower Percentage is Better)
No Result 13% 6%
Adults Who SmokeNo Result 15% 15%
Unintended PregnanciesNo Result 34% 34%

Keeping Patients Safe

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Avoid Wrong Medication for Bronchitis 49% 45% 44%
Appropriate Testing for Cause of Back Pain 80% 77% 80%
Avoidable Emergency Room VisitsNo Result 11.97 19.05
Checking Patients on Blood Pressure Medications 87% 83% 84%
Getting High Doses of Opioids
(Rate per 1,000 Persons)
No Result 25.46 27.34
Getting Prescriptions for Both Opioids and Sedatives
(Rate per 1,000 Persons)
No Result 0.13 0.13
Testing Children with Throat Infections 91% 82% 79%

Get the Right Care

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Diabetes Care
Blood Sugar Testing 93% 84% 85%
Check for Kidney Disease 93% 86% 86%
Eye Exam to Check for Vision Loss 70% 45% 48%
Getting Medications to Control Blood SugarNo Result 63% 68%
Mental Health Care
Follow-up Visit After Hospital Stay 72% 81% 87%
Getting Anti-depressant Medications 66% 50% 50%
Getting Care for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 69% 55% 56%
Asthma and Lung Care
Testing for Lung Disease 41% 26% 24%
Getting the Right Medications for Asthma 50% 34% 34%
Fewer Hospital Stays Due to Good Lung Care
(Hospital Stays per 1,000 Persons, Lower Rate is Better)
No Result 2.83 2.26
Heart Care
Getting and Taking Medications for Heart DiseaseNo Result 82% 81%
Getting Medications to Lower Blood PressureNo Result 54% 58%
Getting Medications to Lower CholesterolNo Result 57% 65%

Getting In to See the Doctor

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Children Get Care
Care During First Three Months of PregnancyNo Result 74% 76%
Having a Primary Care Visit Yearly: Children and AdolescentsNo Result 91% 92%
Regular Check-Ups for 3-6 Year-Olds 84% 65% 68%
Well-Child Visits in the First 15 Months of Life 73% 48% 46%
Getting Substance Abuse Services - MedicaidNo Result 34% 38%
Getting Mental Health Services No Result 68% 66%
Adults Get Care
Access to Care for AdultsNo Result 77% 78%
Getting Mental Health Services No Result 49% 50%
Getting Substance Abuse Services - MedicaidNo Result 35% 30%

Preventing Illness

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Help Children Stay Healthy
Children Get Immunization ShotsNo Result 40% 39%
Teenagers Get Immunization Shots No Result 28% 33%
Tobacco Smoking by YouthNo Result 5% 5%
Vaping by Young PeopleNo Result 21% 20%
Youth ObesityNo Result 14% 18%
Children Get Flu ShotNo Result 23% 21%
Testing Hearing Loss in InfantsNo Result 33% 24%
Girls Get HPV Shot to Prevent Infection and DiseaseNo Result 51% 53%
Boys Get HPV Shot to Prevent Infection and DiseaseNo Result 49% 52%
Checking for Cancer
Breast Cancer Screening 69% 50% 54%
Cervical Cancer Screening 72% 52% 54%
Checking for Colorectal Cancer No Result 37% 39%
Right Care to Prevent Illness
Adult ObesityNo Result 27% 32%
Adults Get Flu ShotNo Result 41% 40%
Chlamydia Screening in Women 72% 54% 57%
Older Adults Get Pneumonia Vaccine ShotNo Result 77% 74%

HealthierHere ACH

Cost and Value

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Emergency Room Visits Per 1,000 Persons 778.4 573.5 524.4

Good Treatment Results

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Poor Mental, Emotional Health
(Lower Percentage is Better)
No Result 12% 10%
Avoid Return to Hospital for Mental Health Condition
(Lower Percentage is Better)
No Result 13% 15%
Adults Who SmokeNo Result 15% 11%
Unintended PregnanciesNo Result 34% 34%

Keeping Patients Safe

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Avoid Wrong Medication for Bronchitis 49% 45% 50%
Appropriate Testing for Cause of Back Pain 80% 77% 79%
Avoidable Emergency Room VisitsNo Result 11.97 8.59
Checking Patients on Blood Pressure Medications 87% 83% 85%
Getting High Doses of Opioids
(Rate per 1,000 Persons)
No Result 25.46 27.97
Getting Prescriptions for Both Opioids and Sedatives
(Rate per 1,000 Persons)
No Result 0.13 0.12
Testing Children with Throat Infections 91% 82% 83%

Get the Right Care

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Diabetes Care
Blood Sugar Testing 93% 84% 86%
Check for Kidney Disease 93% 86% 87%
Eye Exam to Check for Vision Loss 70% 45% 42%
Getting Medications to Control Blood SugarNo Result 63% 61%
Mental Health Care
Follow-up Visit After Hospital Stay 72% 81% 79%
Getting Anti-depressant Medications 66% 50% 50%
Getting Care for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 69% 55% 46%
Asthma and Lung Care
Testing for Lung Disease 41% 26% 28%
Getting the Right Medications for Asthma 50% 34% 29%
Fewer Hospital Stays Due to Good Lung Care
(Hospital Stays per 1,000 Persons, Lower Rate is Better)
No Result 2.83 2.45
Heart Care
Getting and Taking Medications for Heart DiseaseNo Result 82% 83%
Getting Medications to Lower Blood PressureNo Result 54% 55%
Getting Medications to Lower CholesterolNo Result 57% 56%

Getting In to See the Doctor

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Children Get Care
Care During First Three Months of PregnancyNo Result 74% 77%
Having a Primary Care Visit Yearly: Children and AdolescentsNo Result 91% 92%
Regular Check-Ups for 3-6 Year-Olds 84% 65% 67%
Well-Child Visits in the First 15 Months of Life 73% 48% 45%
Getting Substance Abuse Services - MedicaidNo Result 34% 27%
Getting Mental Health Services No Result 68% 66%
Adults Get Care
Access to Care for AdultsNo Result 77% 76%
Getting Mental Health Services No Result 49% 50%
Getting Substance Abuse Services - MedicaidNo Result 35% 34%

Preventing Illness

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Help Children Stay Healthy
Children Get Immunization ShotsNo Result 40% 51%
Teenagers Get Immunization Shots No Result 28% 32%
Tobacco Smoking by YouthNo Result 5% 4%
Vaping by Young PeopleNo Result 21% 16%
Youth ObesityNo Result 14% 11%
Children Get Flu ShotNo Result 23% 28%
Testing Hearing Loss in InfantsNo Result 33% 44%
Girls Get HPV Shot to Prevent Infection and DiseaseNo Result 51% 56%
Boys Get HPV Shot to Prevent Infection and DiseaseNo Result 49% 54%
Checking for Cancer
Breast Cancer Screening 69% 50% 52%
Cervical Cancer Screening 72% 52% 56%
Checking for Colorectal Cancer No Result 37% 39%
Right Care to Prevent Illness
Adult ObesityNo Result 27% 22%
Adults Get Flu ShotNo Result 41% 44%
Chlamydia Screening in Women 72% 54% 55%
Older Adults Get Pneumonia Vaccine ShotNo Result 77% 79%

North Central ACH

Cost and Value

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Emergency Room Visits Per 1,000 Persons 778.4 573.5 451.2

Good Treatment Results

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Poor Mental, Emotional Health
(Lower Percentage is Better)
No Result 12% 11%
Avoid Return to Hospital for Mental Health Condition
(Lower Percentage is Better)
No Result 13% 13%
Adults Who SmokeNo Result 15% 17%
Unintended PregnanciesNo Result 34% 32%

Keeping Patients Safe

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Avoid Wrong Medication for Bronchitis 49% 45% 64%
Appropriate Testing for Cause of Back Pain 80% 77% 76%
Avoidable Emergency Room VisitsNo Result 11.97 10.2
Checking Patients on Blood Pressure Medications 87% 83% 60%
Getting High Doses of Opioids
(Rate per 1,000 Persons)
No Result 25.46 17.68
Getting Prescriptions for Both Opioids and Sedatives
(Rate per 1,000 Persons)
No Result 0.13 0.1
Testing Children with Throat Infections 91% 82% 59%

Get the Right Care

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Diabetes Care
Blood Sugar Testing 93% 84% 89%
Check for Kidney Disease 93% 86% 88%
Eye Exam to Check for Vision Loss 70% 45% 54%
Getting Medications to Control Blood SugarNo Result 63% 66%
Mental Health Care
Follow-up Visit After Hospital Stay 72% 81% 86%
Getting Anti-depressant Medications 66% 50% 42%
Getting Care for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 69% 55% 53%
Asthma and Lung Care
Testing for Lung Disease 41% 26% 25%
Getting the Right Medications for Asthma 50% 34% 25%
Fewer Hospital Stays Due to Good Lung Care
(Hospital Stays per 1,000 Persons, Lower Rate is Better)
No Result 2.83 2.37
Heart Care
Getting and Taking Medications for Heart DiseaseNo Result 82% 79%
Getting Medications to Lower Blood PressureNo Result 54% 59%
Getting Medications to Lower CholesterolNo Result 57% 64%

Getting In to See the Doctor

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Children Get Care
Care During First Three Months of PregnancyNo Result 74% 76%
Having a Primary Care Visit Yearly: Children and AdolescentsNo Result 91% 95%
Regular Check-Ups for 3-6 Year-Olds 84% 65% 70%
Well-Child Visits in the First 15 Months of Life 73% 48% 49%
Getting Substance Abuse Services - MedicaidNo Result 34% 29%
Getting Mental Health Services No Result 68% 66%
Adults Get Care
Access to Care for AdultsNo Result 77% 82%
Getting Mental Health Services No Result 49% 49%
Getting Substance Abuse Services - MedicaidNo Result 35% 26%

Preventing Illness

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Help Children Stay Healthy
Children Get Immunization ShotsNo Result 40% 39%
Teenagers Get Immunization Shots No Result 28% 33%
Tobacco Smoking by YouthNo Result 5% 6%
Vaping by Young PeopleNo Result 21% 24%
Youth ObesityNo Result 14% 14%
Children Get Flu ShotNo Result 23% 23%
Testing Hearing Loss in InfantsNo Result 33% 32%
Girls Get HPV Shot to Prevent Infection and DiseaseNo Result 51% 58%
Boys Get HPV Shot to Prevent Infection and DiseaseNo Result 49% 55%
Checking for Cancer
Breast Cancer Screening 69% 50% 53%
Cervical Cancer Screening 72% 52% 52%
Checking for Colorectal Cancer No Result 37% 36%
Right Care to Prevent Illness
Adult ObesityNo Result 27% 32%
Adults Get Flu ShotNo Result 41% 39%
Chlamydia Screening in Women 72% 54% 49%
Older Adults Get Pneumonia Vaccine ShotNo Result 77% 77%

North Sound ACH

Cost and Value

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Emergency Room Visits Per 1,000 Persons 778.4 573.5 487.6

Good Treatment Results

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Poor Mental, Emotional Health
(Lower Percentage is Better)
No Result 12% 11%
Avoid Return to Hospital for Mental Health Condition
(Lower Percentage is Better)
No Result 13% 12%
Adults Who SmokeNo Result 15% 15%
Unintended PregnanciesNo Result 34% 33%

Keeping Patients Safe

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Avoid Wrong Medication for Bronchitis 49% 45% 42%
Appropriate Testing for Cause of Back Pain 80% 77% 76%
Avoidable Emergency Room VisitsNo Result 11.97 10.07
Checking Patients on Blood Pressure Medications 87% 83% 85%
Getting High Doses of Opioids
(Rate per 1,000 Persons)
No Result 25.46 22.7
Getting Prescriptions for Both Opioids and Sedatives
(Rate per 1,000 Persons)
No Result 0.13 0.13
Testing Children with Throat Infections 91% 82% 86%

Get the Right Care

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Diabetes Care
Blood Sugar Testing 93% 84% 86%
Check for Kidney Disease 93% 86% 86%
Eye Exam to Check for Vision Loss 70% 45% 46%
Getting Medications to Control Blood SugarNo Result 63% 63%
Mental Health Care
Follow-up Visit After Hospital Stay 72% 81% 81%
Getting Anti-depressant Medications 66% 50% 51%
Getting Care for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 69% 55% 55%
Asthma and Lung Care
Testing for Lung Disease 41% 26% 25%
Getting the Right Medications for Asthma 50% 34% 34%
Fewer Hospital Stays Due to Good Lung Care
(Hospital Stays per 1,000 Persons, Lower Rate is Better)
No Result 2.83 2.91
Heart Care
Getting and Taking Medications for Heart DiseaseNo Result 82% 84%
Getting Medications to Lower Blood PressureNo Result 54% 55%
Getting Medications to Lower CholesterolNo Result 57% 56%

Getting In to See the Doctor

How is this measured?
TargetWashington ScoreACH Score
Children Get Care
Care During First Three Months of PregnancyNo Result 74% 75%
Having a Primary Care Visit Yearly: Children and AdolescentsNo Result 91% 92%
Regular Check-Ups for 3-6 Year-Olds 84% 65% 63%
Well-Child Visits in the First 15 Months of Life