Wisconsin Gets "C-" in New Health Care Report

By: Mary Rinzel
By: Mary Rinzel

Wisconsin didn't do too well in a new analysis of the nation's emergency care system. The state ranked 29th with a C-, the same grade given to the nation as a whole.
Wisconsin got poor grades for quality and patient safety and for public health and injury prevention. But it got an above-average score for emergency care access.
The state's worst mark was for medical liability because the state has no cap on non-economic damages in malpractice suits.
The report also says the nation's system is overcrowded and that America is not prepared to deal with public health or terrorist disasters.
The State Department of Health and Family Services dismissed the report because it didn't directly evaluate doctors or hospital systems.

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