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Ovarian cancer does not rank among the most common forms of cancer affecting women, but it is among the deadliest. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that roughly 21,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year. By comparison, around 250,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer.
The WHA Information Center 2018 to 2020 data to see how Wisconsin compares to national statistics. The average age of women who visited hospitals for ovarian cancer during this period was 63. Women aged 61-70 had the highest visit counts compared to all other age groupings. This is consistent with the national trend, as more than half of those diagnosed with ovarian cancer are 60 years or older. Over 50% of ovarian cancer visit patients were seen at an inpatient hospital. Medicare was the primary payment method for 50% of patients, followed closely by commercial insurance. The overwhelming majority of patients (93%) seen for ovarian cancer were white.
WHA’s 2022 Wisconsin Health Care Workforce Report shows that an aging workforce combined with a spike in worker departures associated with nationwide employment disruption dubbed the “Great Resignation” created unprecedented levels of vacancy rates in health care professions in 2021.
The WHA Information Center (WHAIC) provides actionable information to increase the efficiency and effectiveness with which Wisconsin hospitals provide care to their communities. And the latest WHAIC data resource—the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Mapping Tool—is no exception.
The Guide to Wisconsin Hospitals provides detailed information about each hospital in Wisconsin. For each hospital, the publication provides selected measures of utilization, service, staffing and finance.