Wisconsin health care ranks third highest in the nation

Wisconsin’s health care is ranked the third highest in the nation behind Minnesota and Massachusetts, according to the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Wisconsin has consistently placed at or near the top of AHRQ’s ranking since 2005.

AHRQ measures health care quality in the areas of: types of care (i.e. preventive, acute or chronic care), settings of care (i.e. hospitals, nursing homes, home health or hospice) and care by clinical area (i.e. care for patients with cancer or respiratory diseases).

According to WHA chief quality officer Kelly Court, the high ranking could be a reflection of Wisconsin’s highly-integrated health care system that results in more coordinated care and longer sustaining improvements.

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