WCHQ partners with Consumer Reports to publish Wisconsin health care performance ratings
March 29, 2016
New ratings published in Consumer Reports magazine give consumers in Wisconsin a rare window into how their doctors compare. The ratings focus on how well doctors provide evidence-based care for patients with high blood pressure and diabetes, and how often doctors provide the right screening tests for colon cancer.
Known as The Doctor Project, the effort was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and led in Wisconsin by the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ), a nationally recognized multi-stakeholder consortium of organizations working to improve the health and increase health care value in the state.
WCHQ worked with physician groups to collect and report data from more than 250 medical clinics, representing about 60 percent of the physicians in the state. The medical groups participate voluntarily, and almost half of the practices earned top scores for at least two of the three measures; 38 clinics received top scores in all three. Overall, clinics in Wisconsin score higher than the national average.
© 2016 Consumers Union of United States, Inc. The information contained in this article is for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Under no circumstances shall Consumer Reports, its licensors or distributors be liable for any loss or injury of any kind related to your use of the Consumer Reports content. Consumer Reports content is intended solely for consumers’ personal, educational, noncommercial use only and may not be altered or modified in any way or used in advertising, promotion or for any other commercial purpose.