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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.

10th

Louisville ranks 10 out of 17 in Clinical Care

Clinical Care

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Source: County Health Rankings

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.  In the chart below, note that all peer cities had very similar scores.

Access to Clinical Care Rank

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Source: County Health Rankings

13th

Among our peers, Louisville ranks 13th in Quality of Care

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

Quality of Care Rank

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Source: County Health Rankings

8th

Louisville ranks 8th of 17 in Uninsured.

 

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

Uninsured Rate

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Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Health Rankings

10th

Louisville ranks 10th 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.

Access to Primary Care Physicians

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Source: County Health Rankings

2nd

Louisville ranks 2 out of 17 for 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

7th

Louisville ranks 7th 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.

Access to Mental HealthProviders

Mental health

 

Source: County Health Rankings

17th

Louisville ranks 17 out of 17 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

8th

Among our peers,Louisville ranks 8th for Diabetic 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.

Diabetic Monitoring

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Source: County Health Rankings

6th

Louisville ranks 6 out of 17 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

Sources

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Health Rankings