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Clinical Care

Clinical care accounts for 20% of overall Health Factors, according to County Health Rankings.  This includes both access to care and the quality of that care.

9th

Louisville ranks 9 out of 15 in Clinical Care.

Clinical Care Ranking

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Source: County Health Rankings

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8th

Among our peers, Louisville ranks 8th in Access to Care.

Access to Care is a composite score including the following: uninsured, primary care physicians, dentists, and mental health providers.

Access to Clinical Care Ranking

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Source: County Health Rankings

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10th

Among our peers, Louisville ranks 10th in Quality of Care.

Quality of Care Ranking

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Quality of Care is a composite score including the following: preventable hospital stays, diabetic screenings, and mammography screenings.

Source: County Health Rankings

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8th

Louisville ranks 8th out of 15 for Uninsured

Uninsured is the percentage of the population younger than age 65 without health insurance.

Uninsured Rank

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Source: County Health Rankings

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8th

Louisville ranks 8th for Primary Care Physicians

Primary Care Physicians is the ratio of the population to total primary care physicians. Primary care physicians include non-federal, practicing physicians (M.D.’s and D.O.’s) under age 75 specializing in general practice medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics.

Primary Care Physicians

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Source: County Health Rankings

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1st

Louisville ranks 1 out of 15 for Access to Dentists

Dentists is the ratio of the county population to total dentists in the county.

Access to Dentists

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Source: County Health Rankings

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5th

Louisville ranks 5th for Mental Health Providers

Mental Health Providers is the ratio of the county population to the number of mental health providers including psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists and advanced practice nurses specializing in mental health care. In 2015, marriage and family therapists and mental health providers that treat alcohol and other drug abuse were added to this measure.

Mental Health Providers

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Source: County Health Rankings

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14th

Louisville ranks 14 out of 15 for Preventable Hospital Stays

Preventable Hospital Stays is the hospital discharge rate for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions per 1,000 fee-for-service Medicare enrollees. Ambulatory care-sensitive conditions include: convulsions, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bacterial pneumonia, asthma, congestive heart failure, hypertension, angina, cellulitis, diabetes, gastroenteritis, kidney/urinary infection, and dehydration. This measure is age-adjusted.

Preventable Hospital Stays

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Source: County Health Rankings

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7th

Among our peers, Louisville ranks 7th for Diabetes Monitoring

Diabetic Monitoring is the percentage of diabetic fee-for-service Medicare patients ages 65-75 whose blood sugar control was monitored in the past year using a test of their glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels.

Diabetes Monitoring

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Source: County Health Rankings

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6th

Louisville ranks 6 out of 15 for Mammography Screening

Mammography Screening is the percentage of female fee-for-service Medicare enrollees age 67-69 that had at least one mammogram over a two-year period.

Mammography Screening

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Source: County Health Rankings

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Sources

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Health Rankings