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Health Care Final 10-15-09
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 1.0 - Washington's Insured

1.1 - Percent of Washingtonians with Health Insurance95%87.7%OFM, DSHS, HCAIn 2008, the percent of Washingtonians insured declined. During this same period statewide the percent of children insured increased to 95.4% while the percent of adult insured decreased to 84.5%. Data current as of April 2009.

 2.0 - Provider Availability

2.1 - Avoidable Emergency Department Visits 46%DSHSFor DSHS Fee For Service clients, the percent of avoidable Emergency Department (ED) visits remained fairly stable from 46.6% in SFY 2000 to 46.0% in SFY 2008. Data as of August 2009.

 4.0 - Communicable Disease

4.1 - Children (19-35 months) Who Receive All Recommended Vaccines80% 73.5%DOH73.5% of Washington's toddlers 19 - 35 months old get the right immunizations at the right time. Rate increase of 21.5% since 2002 have been helped by outreach to families, partnerships with stakeholders, and a focus on using the CHILD Profile registry.