As Kaiser Health News journalist Phil Galewitz studied data on the nation’s community health centers, the statistics compelled him to visit Georgia.
The overall national picture, published Wednesday in a KHN and USA Today story, is that hundreds of the nation’s nearly 1,200 federally funded community health centers fall short on major quality-of-care measures, according to the federal data analyzed by the news organizations.
The centers’ performance most often lagged behind national averages on helping diabetics keep their blood sugar under control and on screening women for cervical cancer, the article said.
But the statistics also showed that Georgia was the only state to rank near the bottom on four of the six quality measures reported by community health centers.
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Georgia Health News, April 19, 2012