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How Massachusetts health care measures up

No state ranks higher than the Commonwealth on a number of measures, but we’re at the other extreme on affordability.

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> $55,231,070,000 — Total revenue for Mass. acute-care hospitals in 2015

> 78 — Number of acute-care hospitals in Massachusetts in 2016

> 15,553 — Staffed inpatient beds in these hospitals

> 32,923 — Number of physicians in state, of which 18,306 are specialists and 14,617 are primary care doctors

> 1 — Massachusetts's rank in dentists per capita in the US

> 1 — Massachusetts has the highest number of adults 18 to 64 with health insurance in the US

> 1 — Massachusetts has the highest number of 17-and-unders with health insurance

> 2 — Massachusetts's rank in physicians per capita (after the District of Columbia)

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> 2 — Massachusetts's rank for positive patient health outcomes (after Hawaii)

> 50 — Massachusetts's rank for health care affordability among states and the District of Columbia (Alaska is 51)

> 82,602 — Doses of aspirin given out at Mass. General Hospital between November 2015 and November 2016

> 746 — Wheelchairs in Mass. General's inventory

> 68,000+ — Number of employees at Partners HealthCare, the state's largest private employer

QUOTABLE

"Wow . . . $1,000 per person [spending]on prescription drugs. Kind of makes you feel like Walter White could've made more money cooking up rheumatoid arthritis medication." — John Oliver

SOURCES: WalletHub; American Hospital Directory (data for fiscal 2015); Massachusetts General Hospital; Partners HealthCare; GoodRX; Kaiser Family Foundation; YouTube