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Arkansas

What Is the Overall Health Care Quality Performance Compared to All States?

How Has That Performance Changed?

Compared to all States, for the most recent data year, the performance for Arkansas for all measures is in the average range. Performance for the baseline year is not available because of insufficient data.
The position of the solid arrow represents the State's performance meter score for the most recent data year, while the dashed arrow represents the same for the baseline year. The most recent data year and baseline years are defined in the All-State Data Table for All Measures.

What performance measures make up this meter? (select this link or the Meter)

How are measures represented by a performance meter? (select this link or Methods)

What contextual factors might influence this State's performance? (select this link or Contextual Factors)


The meter represents Arkansas's balance of below average, average, and above average measures compared to all States. The performance meter has five categories: very weak, weak, average, strong, and very strong. An arrow pointing to "very weak" means all or nearly all included measures for a State are below average within a given data year. An arrow pointing to "very strong" indicates that all or nearly all available measures for a State are above average within a given data year. A solid arrow describes results for the most recent data year; a dashed arrow describes the baseline year. A missing arrow means there were insufficient data to create the summary measure for this State. Compared to all States, for the most recent data year, the performance for Arkansas for all measures is in the average range. Performance for the baseline year is not available because of insufficient data.

Additional Resources for Understanding Quality in Arkansas

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Health Care Report Card Compendium is a searchable database of health care report cards for comparing the quality of health plans, hospitals, medical groups, individual physicians, nursing homes, and other providers of care. The report cards demonstrate approaches to reporting data and are a resource for those interested in creating health care report cards.

Search the Health Care Report Card Compendium.

AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange: A searchable database of successful and attempted health care innovations, quality tools, and learning and networking opportunities—a resource for those interested in developing and adopting innovations in health care delivery. The Innovations Exchange includes information for Arkansas.