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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.
The Health Care Data Report presents an annual summary of utilization and charges from Wisconsin hospitals and free-standing ambulatory surgery centers. This information is drawn from data collected under Chapter 153, Wisconsin Statutes.
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.
This report provides insight into the effect
Wisconsin’s health care industry has on our state. Hospitals and health care systems rank as one of the state’s largest employers and strongest economic drivers.