Commonwealth Ranks Wisconsin Health System Performance 11th Best in Nation
A newly released scorecard by the Commonwealth Fund ranked Wisconsin the 11th best state in the country based on health system performance, with several communities here ranking in the top quintile nationally.
The Scorecard ranks every state and the District of Columbia across five broad areas: health care access, prevention and treatment, avoidable hospital use and cost, healthy lives and equity. Wisconsin ranked in the top or second quartile in 35 of the 44 measures that were used in the ranking.
Using the most recent data available, the Scorecard also ranked 306 regional health care markets known as "hospital referral regions" on four main dimensions of performance encompassing 36 measures. There are five measures of hospital care and a mix that includes nursing home, ambulatory and population health. (Read more)