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Nation Gets 'B' for Hospital Support Care

Still Too Little Palliative Care for Most People With Serious Illness

States Graded on Palliative Care continued...

States got an A for having palliative care teams in 83% or more of their hospitals, a B for 61% to 80% of hospitals, a C for 42% to 60% of hospitals, a D for 28% to 38% of hospitals, and an F for 0% to 20% of hospitals.

States receiving an A grade

  • District of Columbia -- 100% of hospitals have palliative care teams
  • Maryland -- 90%
  • Minnesota -- 89%
  • Nebraska -- 93%
  • Oregon -- 88%
  • Rhode Island -- 88%
  • Vermont -- 100%
  • Washington -- 83%

States receiving a B grade

  • Arizona -- 69%
  • California -- 67%
  • Colorado -- 73%
  • Connecticut -- 72%
  • Florida -- 62%
  • Idaho -- 63%
  • Illinois -- 67%
  • Indiana -- 63%
  • Iowa -- 61%
  • Maine -- 71%
  • Massachusetts -- 67%
  • Michigan -- 76%
  • Missouri -- 75%
  • Montana -- 67%
  • Nevada -- 69%
  • New Hampshire -- 77%
  • New Jersey -- 80%
  • New York -- 75%
  • North Carolina -- 75%
  • North Dakota -- 67%
  • Ohio -- 80%
  • Pennsylvania -- 67%
  • South Dakota -- 78%
  • Virginia -- 78%
  • Wisconsin -- 74%

States receiving a C grade

  • Georgia -- 43%
  • Hawaii -- 58%
  • Kansas -- 47%
  • Kentucky -- 55%
  • Louisiana -- 43%
  • New Mexico -- 44%
  • South Carolina -- 51%
  • Tennessee -- 52%
  • Texas -- 42%
  • Utah -- 60%
  • West Virginia -- 55%
  • Wyoming -- 50%

States receiving a D grade

  • Alabama -- 28%
  • Alaska -- 29%
  • Arkansas -- 38%
  • Oklahoma -- 30%

States receiving an F grade

  • Delaware -- 20%
  • Mississippi -- 20%

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