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According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women. About 13% of all new cancers are lung cancers.
Data from the WHA Information Center found there were 7,036 inpatient discharges and 92,299 outpatient visits in Wisconsin hospitals with a principal or secondary diagnosis of lung cancer in Wisconsin from July 2018 through June 2019. Since January 2017, there is an upward trend of discharges and visits related to lung cancer to Wisconsin hospitals.
While Wisconsin is ranked first in the Midwest and fourth in the U.S. for its high-quality health care, our hospitals strive to do more, and their work goes far beyond hospital walls. Wisconsin hospitals and health systems help address the critical, unmet health care needs of their neighbors, friends, and community— which ultimately leads to a healthier state overall.
The WHA Information Center (WHAIC) has been collecting race and ethnicity data elements from Wisconsin hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers, and recently added both filters to its Kaavio health care data analysis tool. Health care organizations can use this data to exert a positive influence on cost, quality and access of care, patient safety, and risk management factors.
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.