Wisconsin Collaborative for Quality Healthcare

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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.

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