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New report examines hospitalizations for potentially preventable health conditions

The Office of Financial Management’s Health Care Research Center is pleased to announce the release of a new research brief, “Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations by Legislative District.

This report examines hospitalizations for eleven conditions that, in theory, would not have required inpatient care if the patients had had timely access to primary or secondary care services such as vaccinations, antibiotics, regular physician office visits, etc.

Languages spoken at home (mapped by county)

Percent in households where English is spoken less than "very well"

Population Age 5 and Above, 2017

The smallest share of population where English was spoken less than "Very Well" was in Asotin and Lincoln counties. The highest share was in Adams County where 29.0 percent of persons were in this category.

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Educational attainment (mapped by county)

Percent high school graduates

Population Age 25 and Above, 2017

Garfield (96.5 percent), San Juan (96.1 percent) and Whitman (95.4 percent)t) counties had the highest percentages of high school graduates.

Adams (65.2 percent), Yakima (73.2 percent) and Franklin (74.2 percent) counties had the lowest percentages of high school graduates.

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