Ranking Highlights

2019 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking120
Access and Affordability110
Prevention and Treatment11-1
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost23-3
Healthy Lives18+4
Medicaid ExpansionNo


Total Population5,725,670320,842,721
Median Household Income$66,738$65,727
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)27%31%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic81%61%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic6%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic6%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicithy7%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Children without all recommended vaccines
  • Adults without a dental visit
  • Elderly patients who received a high-risk prescription drug

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Adults with inappropriate lower back imaging
  • Hospital 30-day readmission rate ages 18-64
  • Employer-sponsored insurance spending per enrollee

Most Improved Indicators

  • Home health patients without improved mobility
  • High out-of-pocket medical spending
  • Breast cancer deaths

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Hospital 30-day mortality
  • Children without a medical home
  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18-64

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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Estimated Gains Wisconsin Could Expect if Performance Improves to Match Top States

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the Great Lakes regionGains for Wisconsin
145,73513,953more adults and children, beyond those who already gained coverage through the ACA, would be insured
135,4470fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
106,7330more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
5,7880more children (ages 19-35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
120,1551,772fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
8010fewer premature deaths (before age 75) would occur from causes that are potentially treatable or preventable with timely and appropriate care

Estimated impact if this state’s performance improved to the rate of two benchmark levels — a national benchmark set at the level of the best-performing state and a regional benchmark set at the level of the top-performing state in region (www.bea.gov: Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Plains, Rocky Mountains, Southeast, Southwest, West). Benchmark states have an estimated impact of zero (0).