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
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 4.74 5.63 Achieved: 16% better
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never showed respect for what they had to say, Medicare fee-for-service 2.13 2.42 Achieved: 12% better
Adults who had a doctor´s office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never spent enough time with them, Medicare fee-for-service 3.43 3.83 Achieved: 10% better
Adults who had a doctor´s office or clinic visit in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got advice to quit smoking from provider, Medicare fee-for-service 26.1 28.8 Achieved: 10% better
Sepsis diagnoses per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions of length 4 or more days, adults 9.80 10.4 Achieved: 6% better

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 uncontrolled diabetes without complications per 100,000 population, adults 6.70 3.28 104%
Hospital admissions for immunization-preventable influenza per 100,000 population, adults age 65 and over 326.1 142.8 128%
Hospital inpatient stays involving opioid-related diagnoses per 100,000 population 240.6 99.4 142%
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things in a way they could understand, Medicare managed care 4.77 1.92 148%
Emergency department visits involving opioid-related diagnoses per 100,000 population 191.8 59.2 224%

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