Top Doctors in Hawaii

2019 Top Doctors in Hawai‘i: Health Facts


  • Hawai‘i’s obesity rate is the third lowest in the nation at 23.8%.

  • Since 2015, the faculty of the John A. Burns School of Medicine helped deliver a third of the babies born in the state each year.

  • More than 26,000 people use medical marijuana in the state, 84% of them to treat severe pain.

  • This year, U.S. News and World Report ranked Hawai‘i No. 1 in health care, taking into account health care quality, access and public health.

  • On average, U.S. air ambulance rides cost between $12,000 and $25,000 for the patient before insurance.

  • Only 5.5% of adults in Hawai‘i are uninsured, compared to the national average of 13.8%.

  • Hawai‘i has the second-highest wait time for organ transplants in the country, with 22.5% of candidates waiting more than five years.


Sources: Hawai‘i Department of Health,, National Association of Insurance Commissioners, John A. Burns School of Medicine, School Health Profiles Survey, State of Hawai‘i Medical Cannabis Program,, U.S. News and World Report and WalletHub.


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