Wisconsin Strongest / Weakest Measures

Wisconsin's Strongest Measures

Strongest Measures are those in which the State performed above the all-State average and are strongest among their measures relative to all reporting States. This State may be leading the way in quality in these measures.

Note: The best result for each measure can be either the highest or lowest value.

Strongest Measures
Measure Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Postoperative sepsis per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions of length 4 or more days, adults 9.90 12.2 Achieved: 19% better
Short-stay nursing home patients who had antipsychotic medication 1.30 1.38 Achieved: 6% better
HIV infection deaths per 100,000 population 0.70 0.73 Achieved: 5% better
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted, Medicare fee-for-service 4.82 4.89 Achieved: 1% better
Short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination 92.6 92.2 0%

Wisconsin's Weakest Measures

Weakest Measures are those in which the State performed below the all-State average and are weakest among their measures relative to all reporting States. These measures highlight some of the opportunities for improvement.

Weakest Measures
Measure Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Hospital admissions for asthma per 100,000 population, ages 2-17 85.8 47.7 80%
Long-stay nursing home patients who had fall with major injury 3.60 1.96 84%
Long-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain 12.1 5.88 106%
Long-stay nursing home residents whose depression or anxiety increased 6.90 2.54 172%
Hospital admissions for immunization-preventable influenza per 100,000 population age 65 and over 170.2 56.2 203%

State’s performance on all measures is available on the Quality Measures Compared to Achievable Benchmarks.