Focus on Diabetes:
How Do Diabetes Care Outcomes in Wisconsin Compare to East North Central States and All States?
The State's performance on diabetes care outcomes is assessed through inpatient admissions, some portion of which might be avoidable with better access to excellent ambulatory care in the State. When the State's number of admissions is higher than the Nation's, reductions in avoidable hospitalizations should be feasible. These measures are from the most recent two data years of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP).
Hospitalizations for Complications Related to Diabetes per 100,000 People in Wisconsin, 2003 and 2004.1
Hospitalizations for Complications Related to Diabetes per 100,000 People in Wisconsin, 2003 and 2004. Bar chart. 2003: Wisconsin 174; Midwest 219; Nation 239. 2004: Wisconsin 172; Midwest 234; Nation 240.
1 Four diabetes complications-related admission measures are combined: Lower Extremity Amputations, Uncontrolled, Long-Term Complications, and Short-Term Complications.