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Appleton, WI

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1

2016
OVERALL
QUINTILE
(out of 5)

5

2016
OVERALL
RANKING
(out of 306)

  • Quintile
  • Rank
  • Access 1 10
  • Prevention and Treatment 1 6
  • Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost 1 40
  • Healthy Lives 1 39

Estimated Impact of Improvement: (if this HRR improved to the level of the best-performing HRR)

3,975

more adults would be insured.

N/A

more children would be insured.

7,478

more adults would have a usual source of care.

The Appleton HRR lies in the state of Wisconsin.

Demographics:
  • Total Population 329,145
  • Median Household Income $57,513
  • Percent of Population Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level 28%
  • Percent of Population 200% to 399% of Federal Poverty Level 37%
  • Percent of Population 400% of Federal Poverty Level or Higher 35%
  • Race/Ethnicity: Percent White Race, Non-Hispanic 89%
  • Race/Ethnicity: Percent Black Race, Non-Hispanic 1%
  • Race/Ethnicity: Percent Other Race, Non-Hispanic 6%
  • Race/Ethnicity: Percent Hispanic Ethnicity 4%
  • Dimension and Indicator
  • HRR Rate
  • State Rate
  • US Average
  • Quintile Rank
  • HRR Rate
  • U.S. Average
  • Actual Change in State Rate
  • Compare to other HRRs
  • Access
  • 2016 Scorecard
  • Baseline
  • Change
  • Adults ages 19-64 uninsured
  • 9%
  • 10%
  • 16%
  • 1
  • 10%
  • 21%
  • -1%
  • Children ages 0-18 uninsured
  • N/A
  • 5%
  • 6%
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • 7%
  • N/A
  • Adults who went without care because of cost in the past year
  • 9%
  • 11%
  • 15%
  • 1
  • 9%
  • 15%
  • 0%
  • At-risk adults without a routine doctor visit in the past two years
  • 10%
  • 14%
  • 14%
  • 1
  • 14%
  • 14%
  • -4%
  • Adults without a dental visit in past year
  • 9%
  • 12%
  • 15%
  • 1
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • Prevention and Treatment
  • 2016 Scorecard
  • Baseline
  • Change
  • Adults with a usual source of care
  • 87%
  • 84%
  • 79%
  • 1
  • 89%
  • 79%
  • -2%
  • Adults with age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
  • 76%
  • 72%
  • 70%
  • 1
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • Adults with age-appropriate vaccines
  • 33%
  • 36%
  • 35%
  • 4
  • 33%
  • 35%
  • 0%
  • Medicare beneficiaries who received at least one drug that should be avoided in the elderly
  • 12%
  • 12%
  • 17%
  • 1
  • 13%
  • 20%
  • -1%
  • Medicare beneficiaries with dementia, hip/pelvic fracture, or chronic renal failure who received a prescription drug that is contraindicated for that condition
  • 13%
  • 14%
  • 20%
  • 1
  • 16%
  • 23%
  • -3%
  • Risk-adjusted 30-day mortality among Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, COPD, or stroke
  • 14.2%
  • 13%
  • 12.8%
  • 5
  • 14.5%
  • 13.2%
  • -0.3%
  • Hospital safety composite score
  • 0.7
  • 0.8
  • 0.8
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0.9
  • -0.3
  • Hospitalized patients given information about what to do during their recovery at home
  • 89%
  • 90%
  • 86%
  • 1
  • 89%
  • 86%
  • 0%
  • Hospitalized patients who reported hospital staff always managed pain well, responded when needed help to get to bathroom or pressed call button, and explained medicines and side effects
  • 70%
  • 72%
  • 68%
  • 2
  • 69%
  • 68%
  • 1%
  • Home health patients who get better at walking or moving around
  • 61%
  • 62%
  • 63%
  • 3
  • 55%
  • 59%
  • 6%
  • Home health patients whose wounds improved or healed after an operation
  • 87%
  • 88%
  • 89%
  • 5
  • 83%
  • 89%
  • 4%
  • High-risk nursing home residents with pressure sores
  • 3%
  • 4%
  • 6%
  • 1
  • 3%
  • 6%
  • 0%
  • Long-stay nursing home residents with an antipsychotic medication
  • 12%
  • 13%
  • 18%
  • 1
  • 16%
  • 21%
  • -4%
  • Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost
  • 2016 Scorecard
  • Baseline
  • Change
  • Hospital admissions among Medicare beneficiaries for ambulatory care–sensitive conditions, ages 65–74, per 1,000 beneficiaries
  • 19
  • 21
  • 27
  • 1
  • 20
  • 29
  • -1
  • Hospital admissions among Medicare beneficiaries for ambulatory care–sensitive conditions, age 75 and older, per 1,000 beneficiaries
  • 47
  • 57
  • 66
  • 1
  • 46
  • 70
  • 1
  • Medicare 30-day hospital readmissions, rate per 1,000 beneficiaries
  • 11
  • 21
  • 27
  • 1
  • 14
  • 34
  • -3
  • Short-stay nursing home residents readmitted within 30 days of hospital discharge to nursing home
  • 15%
  • 17%
  • 20%
  • 1
  • 14%
  • 22%
  • 1%
  • Long-stay nursing home residents hospitalized within a six-month period
  • 21%
  • 12%
  • 17%
  • 4
  • 23%
  • 19%
  • -2%
  • Home health patients also enrolled in Medicare with a hospital admission
  • 16%
  • 17%
  • 16%
  • 2
  • 16%
  • 17%
  • 0%
  • Potentially avoidable emergency department visits among Medicare beneficiaries, per 1,000 beneficiaries
  • 172
  • 176
  • 181
  • 2
  • 160
  • 185
  • 12
  • Total reimbursements per enrollee (ages 18–64) with employer-sponsored insurance
  • $4,606
  • $5,785
  • $4,569
  • 4
  • $4,831
  • $4,489
  • -$225
  • Total Medicare (Parts A & B) reimbursements per enrollee
  • $7,256
  • $7,640
  • $8,819
  • 1
  • $7,153
  • $8,854
  • $103
  • Healthy Lives
  • 2016 Scorecard
  • Baseline
  • Change
  • Mortality amenable to health care, deaths per 100,000 population
  • 63
  • 69
  • 84
  • 1
  • 68
  • 85
  • -5
  • Breast cancer deaths per 100,000 female population
  • 19.8
  • 22
  • 22.8
  • 1
  • 20.7
  • 23.7
  • -0.9
  • Colorectal cancer deaths per 100,000 population
  • 15.2
  • 15
  • 15.9
  • 2
  • 14.2
  • 16.7
  • 1.0
  • Suicide deaths per 100,000 population
  • 14.9
  • 13.6
  • 12.9
  • 4
  • 13.8
  • 12.5
  • 1.1
  • Infant mortality, deaths per 1,000 live births
  • 4.1
  • 6
  • 6
  • 1
  • 4.2
  • 6.1
  • -0.1
  • Adults ages 18–64 who report fair/poor health or activity limitations because of physical, mental, or emotional problems
  • 20%
  • 22%
  • 25%
  • 1
  • 24%
  • 25%
  • -4%
  • Adults who smoke
  • 15%
  • 19%
  • 19%
  • 1
  • 19%
  • 19%
  • -4%
  • Adults ages 18–64 who are obese (BMI >= 30)
  • 27%
  • 28%
  • 28%
  • 1
  • 30%
  • 28%
  • -3%
  • Adults ages 18–64 who have lost six or more teeth because of tooth decay, infection, or gum disease
  • 8%
  • 10%
  • 10%
  • 1
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A

Source

D. C. Radley, D. McCarthy, and S. L. Hayes, Rising to the Challenge The Commonwealth Fund Scorecard on Local Health System Performance, 2016, The Commonwealth Fund, July 2016.

Notes

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