Health care in North Carolina could use a shot in the arm, according to personal finance website WalletHub.
North Carolina is the fifth worst in 2017’s Best and Worst States for Health Care, released Monday.
The report compared all 50 states and Washington D.C. on 35 standards measuring cost, accessibility and results of health care in each.
The state came in next to last (50th) in health care cost, 44th in access and 36th in “outcomes,” which considered mortality, disease, hospital visit and immunization rates.
Hawaii, Iowa, Minnesota, New Hampshire and the District made up the top five states for health care.
The four states coming in worse than North Carolina were Arkansas, Alaska, Mississippi and Louisiana.