The state’s medical facilities are among the most expensive in the country, according to a new study by the Associated Press and the National Association of State Health Officers.
The AP and NASSO found that the state’s top three facilities — Del.
1, Delaware 2 and 2nd District — were all among the worst in the nation for health care quality.
The highest quality of care is provided at the state hospital system in Wilmington, where nearly half of all patients who need treatment are treated, the AP reported.
And at least eight hospitals were rated among the top 10 for cost, with at least one hospital being ranked among the 10 most expensive by the AP.
The state also ranked among some of the worst for its per-capita spending on Medicaid and its overall cost of care, according the AP and the NASSOCA.
Overall, Delaware ranked among those states where health care spending was the highest in 2016 and a third of its spending in 2017, according an AP analysis.
In 2017, state spending on general medical care exceeded spending on hospital care in the entire nation, the NASO found.
Delaware ranked the worst among states in terms of the number of uninsured residents and the uninsured rate, according NASSOGI.
The U.S. has a rate of about 13.7 percent, according HealthCare.gov, but the state spends about 12.6 percent of its GDP on Medicaid.
For more on the latest medical care trends in Delaware, check out our guide to Delaware’s health care costs.