Ranking Highlights

2020 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking11-3
Access and Affordability15-6
Prevention and Treatment11-3
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost240
Healthy Lives24-1
Medicaid Expansion (as of Jan. 2018)No


Total Population5,743,208322,324,172
Median Household Income$69,802$67,877
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)26%30%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic81%60%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic6%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic6%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicity7%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Primary care spending as share of total, ages 18–64
  • Hospitals with lower-than-average patient experience ratings
  • Children without all recommended vaccines

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Hospital 30-day readmission rate ages 18–64
  • Adults without all recommended vaccines
  • Employer-sponsored insurance spending per enrollee

Most Improved Indicators

  • Home health patients with a hospital admission
  • Home health patients without improved mobility
  • Children without all recommended vaccines

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Hospital 30-day mortality
  • Children who did not receive needed mental health care
  • 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
178,00513,493more adults and children would be insured
134,2200fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
132,83926,568more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
4,7440more children (ages 19–35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
226,04712,538fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
7870fewer 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).