Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

Reduce the proportion of persons who are unable to obtain or delayed in obtaining necessary medical care

Baseline: 4.1 percent of persons were unable to obtain or delayed in obtaining necessary medical care in 2017

Target: 3.3 percent

Target Setting Method
Projection

Summary

Delaying medical care can negatively impact health and increase the cost of care. People who can’t get the care they need may have more preventable complications, hospitalizations, emotional stress, and higher costs. Strategies to increase insurance coverage rates and improve health information technology may help reduce delays in care.