Health care access in Colorado is among the worst in the country, according to new data from Avalere Health, a market research company.
Avalere’s survey of more than 5,000 health care facilities in Colorado showed that only 1% of the facilities have access to an array of specialized health care services, such as emergency rooms, physical therapy and inpatient rehabilitation.
More than 40% of health care centers were rated as “under-resourced,” with no facilities offering services that are critical to patients’ health, including intensive care, critical care, urgent care, inpatient services and hospice care.
Some of those facilities have even less access to specialized services, like inpatient care.
The survey also found that a third of facilities surveyed had closed or scaled back services in the last six months.
Avalore Health’s data comes as the Trump administration continues to roll back Obamacare, including cutting funding for inpatient and outpatient services.