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Wisconsin

Strongest and 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. The direction representing best is noted in the "Best" column.

Measure Short Name Measure Long Name Best
Nursing home long-stay residents - received pneumococcal vaccine Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who were assessed and received pneumococcal vaccination Highest
Nursing home short-stay residents - received pneumococcal vaccine Percentage of short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed and received pneumococcal vaccination Highest
Adult patients - poor communication with doctors Percentage of adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication with doctors in the hospital Lowest
Mortality ratio for dialysis patients Ratio of observed deaths to expected deaths among hemodialysis patients Lowest
Nursing home long-stay residents - physically restrained Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who were physically restrained Lowest
HIV deaths HIV infection deaths per 100,000 population Lowest


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.

Note: The best result for each measure can be either the highest or lowest value. The direction representing best is noted in the "Best" column.

Measure Short Name Measure Long Name Best
Home health care - improved drug management Percentage of home health care patients who get better at taking their medication correctly Highest
Adequate dialysis Percentage of adult hemodialysis patients with adequate dialysis Highest
Fecal occult blood tests Percentage of adults age 50 and over who received a fecal occult blood test in the last 2 years Highest
Nursing home short-stay residents - with moderate to severe pain Percentage of short-stay nursing home residents who had moderate to severe pain Lowest
Iatrogenic pneumothorax per 1,000 discharges Iatrogenic pneumothorax per 1,000 adult discharges (excluding obstetrical admissions and patients with chest trauma, thoracic surgery, lung or pleural biopsy, or cardiac surgery) Lowest
Prostate cancer deaths Prostate cancer deaths per 100,000 male population Lowest

States' specific performances on each of these measures are available in the All-State Data Table for All Measures.