Jennifer MuellerVice President, Info. Center; Privacy Officer608-274-1820EMAIL: Jennifer Mueller
Alcohol consumption is associated with many treasured Wisconsin pastimes—from tailgating to a visit to the local microbrewery. These traditions, of course, can be taken too far: Wisconsin’s alcohol use rates are among the highest in the nation.
Data from the Wisconsin Hospital Association Information Center (WHAIC) reveals that in 2019 alone, there were roughly 34,000 inpatient and emergency department alcohol-related visits. The average age of the patients who visited hospitals for alcohol-related treatment was 45. According to WHAIC data, men account for twice as many visits as women, following with the national trend.
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.
The Guide to Wisconsin Hospitals provides detailed information about each hospital in Wisconsin, including general medical-surgical, long-term acute-care, psychiatric, alcohol and other drug abuse, rehabilitation, and state hospitals. The information is drawn from responses to the Annual Survey of Hospitals and the Hospital Fiscal Survey.