A report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that compares health differences among counties finds Southwest Florida fared well overall, according to a recent story on Sarasota’s ABC7.
“Last year we were sixth in health outcomes,” explained Chuck Henry, chief officer of the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County. “This year we are third; last year we were third in health factors, this year we’re second.”
Below shows how well Sarasota County did overall in key Clinical Care categories to achieve its #3 ranking among 67 Florida Counties.
|Clinical Care||Sarasota County||Top U.S. Performers||Florida Average||County Rank (of 67 Counties)|
|Primary care physicians||1,300:1||1,040:1||1,390:1|
|Mental health providers||560:01:00||370:01:00||690:01:00|
|Preventable hospital stays||33||38||55|
Source: County Health Rankings