WCHQ partners with Consumer Reports to publish Wisconsin healthcare performance ratings
December 27, 2012
Ratings provide snapshot of care based on three major categories: cancer screening tests, care for people 60 and older, and treating people with existing heart disease
In a special edition of its magazine, Consumer Reports is publishing Ratings of 19 Wisconsin medical groups which, combined, serve nearly half the state's patients. The Ratings are the result of a unique collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) with whom the medical groups have voluntarily shared their performance data.
The Ratings include one overall score and seven measures based on data that the groups themselves collect on how well they provide essential care, such as screening for certain cancers and vaccinating against pneumonia, as well as how well they treat people who have heart disease. Overall, Wisconsin groups stack up well. All 19 groups ranked at or above the national average in CR's overall score.