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Data Points: Disease and risk factors still vary greatly by state

A recent JAMA study supports the age-old saying that all healthcare is local. A broad range of researchers, led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, studied data on 333 diseases and injuries and 84 risk factors and found that while the U.S. saw improvement in outcomes between 1990 and 2016, there's still wide state-level variation. Download the PDF.


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