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Fort Smith, AR

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2012
OVERALL
QUARTILE
(out of 4)

275

2012
OVERALL
RANKING
(out of 306)

  • Quartile
  • Rank
  • Access 4 276
  • Prevention and Treatment 4 273
  • Potentially Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost 3 157
  • Healthy Lives 4 267

Estimated Impact of Improvement: (if this HRR improved to the level of the best-performing HRR)

50,510

more adults would be insured.

7,442

more children would be insured.

N/A

more adults would have a usual source of care.

The Fort Smith HRR lies in the states of Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Demographics:
  • Total Population 374,000
  • Percent of Population Age 65 or Older 15%
  • Percent of Population at or Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level 43%
  • Percent of Adult Population with a Four-Year College Degree 19%
  • Race/Ethnicity: Percent White Race, Non-Hispanic 78%
  • Race/Ethnicity: Percent Black Race, Non-Hispanic 3%
  • Race/Ethnicity: Other Race 17%
  • Race/Ethnicity: Percent Hispanic Ethnicity 7%
  • Dimension and Indicator
  • Year
  • HRR Rate
  • All HRR Median
  • Top 10th Percentile
  • Top 1st Percentile
  • State Rate
  • Quartile
  • Compare to other HRRs
  • Access
  • 2012 Scorecard
  • Percent of adults ages 18-64 insured
  • 2009 - 2010
  • 70.0%
  • 80.2%
  • 87.5%
  • 92.6%
  • 74.5%
  • 4
  • Percent of children ages 0-17 insured
  • 2009 - 2010
  • 90.3%
  • 93.8%
  • 96.3%
  • 98.2%
  • 93.6%
  • 3
  • Percent of adults reported no cost-related problem seeing a doctor when they needed to within the past year
  • 2009 - 2010
  • 82.3%
  • 85.3%
  • 90.7%
  • 93.9%
  • 83.5%
  • 4
  • Percent of at-risk adults visited a doctor for routine checkup in the past two years
  • 2009 - 2010
  • 74.2%
  • 85.2%
  • 90.4%
  • 92.9%
  • 79.2%
  • 4
  • Percent of adults visited a dentist, dental hygienist, or dental clinic within the past year
  • 2010
  • 62.0%
  • 69.7%
  • 77.9%
  • 82.7%
  • 62.4%
  • 4
  • Prevention and Treatment
  • 2012 Scorecard
  • Percent of adults with a usual source of care
  • 2009 - 2010
  • 75.9%
  • 82.4%
  • 88.8%
  • 92.0%
  • 82.8%
  • 4
  • Percent of adults age 50 and older received recommended screening and preventive care
  • 2008 & 2010
  • 34.4%
  • 44.2%
  • 50.8%
  • 54.5%
  • 39.6%
  • 4
  • Percent of adult diabetics received recommended preventive care
  • 2008 - 2010
  • N/A
  • 45.5%
  • 55.7%
  • 63.1%
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • Percent of Medicare beneficiaries received at least one drug that should be avoided in the elderly
  • 2007
  • 33.3%
  • 25.0%
  • 17.9%
  • 12.9%
  • N/A
  • 4
  • Percent of Medicare beneficiaries with dementia, hip/pelvic fracture, or chronic renal failure received prescription in an ambulatory care setting that is contraindicated for that condition
  • 2007
  • 28.1%
  • 19.7%
  • 15.3%
  • 12.5%
  • N/A
  • 4
  • Percent of patients hospitalized for heart failure who received recommended care
  • 2010
  • 93.9%
  • 94.7%
  • 97.5%
  • 98.9%
  • 94.7%
  • 3
  • Percent of patients hospitalized for pneumonia who received recommended care
  • 2010
  • 94.6%
  • 95.1%
  • 96.9%
  • 98.3%
  • 95.1%
  • 3
  • Percent of surgical patients received appropriate care to prevent complications
  • 2010
  • 96.4%
  • 96.2%
  • 97.4%
  • 98.6%
  • 95.4%
  • 3
  • Percent of hospitalized patients given information about what to do during their recovery at home
  • 2010
  • 79.3%
  • 82.6%
  • 86.2%
  • 87.9%
  • 79.6%
  • 4
  • Percent of patients reported hospital staff always managed pain well, responded when needed help to get to bathroom or pressed call button, and explained medicines and side effects
  • 2010
  • 58.1%
  • 63.2%
  • 67.1%
  • 70.3%
  • 64.3%
  • 4
  • Risk-adjusted 30-day mortality among Medicare patients hospitalized for heart attack
  • 7 / 2007 - 6 / 2010
  • 18.2
  • 15.6
  • 14.4
  • 13.1
  • 16.8
  • 4
  • Risk-adjusted 30-day mortality among Medicare patients hospitalized for heart failure
  • 7 / 2007 - 6 / 2010
  • 13.5
  • 11.4
  • 9.9
  • 9.1
  • 12.8
  • 4
  • Risk-adjusted 30-day mortality among Medicare patients hospitalized for pneumonia
  • 7 / 2007 - 6 / 2010
  • 12.2
  • 11.8
  • 10.6
  • 9.5
  • 12.7
  • 4
  • Percent of home health care patients whose ability to walk or move around improved
  • 4 / 2010 - 3 / 2011
  • 54.1%
  • 53.4%
  • 56.7%
  • 58.6%
  • 51.2%
  • 1
  • Percent of home health care patients whose wounds improved or healed after an operation
  • 4 / 2010 - 3 / 2011
  • 91.3%
  • 88.0%
  • 90.3%
  • 92.0%
  • 90.0%
  • 1
  • Percent of high-risk nursing home residents with pressure sores
  • 2008 - 2009
  • 9.1%
  • 10.9%
  • 7.9%
  • 6.1%
  • N/A
  • 2
  • Percent of long-stay nursing home residents who were physically restrained
  • 2008 - 2009
  • 2.8%
  • 3.3%
  • 1.5%
  • 0.6%
  • N/A
  • 2
  • Percent of long-stay nursing home residents who have moderate to severe pain
  • 2008 - 2009
  • 3.0%
  • 3.6%
  • 2.2%
  • 1.4%
  • N/A
  • 2
  • Percent of Medicare decedents with a diagnosis of cancer without any hospice or who enrolled in hospice during the last three days of life
  • 2007
  • 51.9%
  • 55.6%
  • 46.6%
  • 38.6%
  • 57.2%
  • 2
  • Potentially Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost
  • 2012 Scorecard
  • Hospital admissions among Medicare beneficiaries for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions, per 100,000 beneficiaries
  • 2009
  • 6,578
  • 6,184
  • 4,045
  • 2,691
  • 6,670
  • 3
  • Readmissions within 30 days of discharge as percent of all admissions among Medicare beneficiaries
  • 2008
  • 16.8%
  • 17.7%
  • 15.1%
  • 13.1%
  • 18.1%
  • 2
  • Potentially avoidable emergency department visits among Medicare beneficiaries, per 1,000 beneficiaries
  • 2009
  • 204
  • 197
  • 162
  • 139
  • 196
  • 3
  • Percent of long-stay nursing home residents hospitalized within six-month period
  • 2008
  • 24.6%
  • 20.0%
  • 11.9%
  • 8.3%
  • 27.6%
  • 4
  • Percent of first-time nursing home residents readmitted within 30 days of hospital discharge to the nursing home
  • 2008
  • 21.5%
  • 20.6%
  • 15.8%
  • 12.7%
  • 24.6%
  • 3
  • Percent of home health care patients with a hospital admission
  • 4 / 2010 - 3 / 2011
  • 33.5%
  • 26.6%
  • 22.4%
  • 19.9%
  • 31.0%
  • 4
  • Medicare imaging costs per enrollee
  • 2008
  • $261
  • $288
  • $189
  • $143
  • $293
  • 2
  • Total Medicare (Parts A & B) reimbursements per enrollee
  • 2008
  • $8,175
  • $7,952
  • $6,432
  • $5,699
  • $7,950
  • 3
  • Total reimbursements per commercially insured enrollee ages 18-64
  • 2009
  • $2,635
  • $3,314
  • $2,801
  • $2,524
  • $2,936
  • 1
  • Healthy Lives
  • 2012 Scorecard
  • Potentially preventable mortality, deaths per 100,000 population
  • 2005 - 2007
  • 121.4
  • 91.3
  • 71.6
  • 59.1
  • 119.2
  • 4
  • Breast cancer deaths per 100,000 female population
  • 1996 - 2005
  • 34.6
  • 28.9
  • 22.6
  • 19.4
  • 28.5
  • 3
  • Colorectal cancer deaths per 100,000 population
  • 1996 - 2005
  • 28.7
  • 22.8
  • 16.9
  • 12.8
  • 23.6
  • 3
  • Infant mortality, deaths per 1,000 live births
  • 1996 - 2005
  • 7.4
  • 6.8
  • 4.9
  • 4.0
  • 8.3
  • 3
  • Percent of live births with low birth weight
  • 1996 - 2005
  • 7.6%
  • 7.5%
  • 6.0%
  • 5.4%
  • 8.8%
  • 3
  • Suicide deaths per 100,000 population
  • 1996 - 2005
  • 22.9
  • 15.4
  • 8.2
  • 4.7
  • 17.0
  • 4
  • Percent of adults who smoke
  • 2009 - 2010
  • 25.1%
  • 19.0%
  • 12.6%
  • 8.4%
  • 21.7%
  • 4
  • Percent of adults ages 18-64 who are obese (BMI >= 30)
  • 2009 - 2010
  • 35.5%
  • 29.5%
  • 23.8%
  • 17.9%
  • 33.2%
  • 4
  • Percent of adults ages 18-64 who have lost six or more teeth because of tooth decay, infection, or gum disease
  • 2009 - 2010
  • 13.6%
  • 10.1%
  • 5.9%
  • 3.6%
  • 12.5%
  • 4
  • Percent of adults ages 18-64 report fair/poor health, 14 or more bad mental health days, or activity limitations
  • 2009 - 2010
  • 36.3%
  • 29.5%
  • 23.5%
  • 19.6%
  • 31.8%
  • 4
Source

D. C. Radley, S. K. H. How, A. K. Fryer, D. McCarthy, and C. Schoen, Rising to the Challenge: Results from a Scorecard on Local Health Performance, 2012, The Commonwealth Fund, March 2012.

Notes

The quartile values reported in the online tables and maps for certain indicators reflect the combined score for two or more similar indicators. Refer to the downloadable PDFs of the HRR profiles for additional information about individual indicators.

Appendix B in the Scorecard on U.S. Local Health System Performance, 2012 also provides detailed indicator descriptions, data sources, and other notes about methodology.

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