Racial disparities found among Wisconsin patients in medical systems report

By David Wahlberg, Wisconsin State Journal

Low vaccination rates in black and American Indian children, poor control of diabetes in Latinos, and decreased screening for cancer and depression in people on Medicaid or without insurance are among the health disparities found in a new Wisconsin report.


The report, released Thursday by the Madison-based Wisconsin Collaborative for Health Quality, is the first in the state to analyze health disparities using patient data from health systems and medical clinics, the collaborative said.


The group hopes the findings “will draw attention to and promote public accountability, improvement and action by multiple stakeholders,” including policymakers, health departments and community organizations, the report said. Read more …