New York recieved an "A+" for Public Health and Safety. The state performed particularly well in "Annual per capita expenditure on hospital care," ranking third in the country.
The state recieved "B-" grades for both Access to and Quality of Care. Contributing to this sub-par score was New York's ranking of 43rd in "Percentage of population with access to Enhanced 911 services" and 49th in "Number of emergency departments per 1 million people."
However, the state recieved a "D-" in the Medical Liability category. Most of the Medical Liability grade was based on the $250,000 non-economic cap on medical malpractice liability. This cap prevents plaintiffs from recovering more than a quarter-million for pain and suffering due to physician negligence.