MADISON – The Wisconsin Hospital Association recently
released its latest version of CheckPoint, a web-based
resource that provides hospital-specific quality and
safety data related to the care that patients receive
while in the hospital.
Wisconsin hospitals are among the first in the country
to voluntarily publicly report information related to
the quality, safety and cost of care in their
to CheckPoint is a three-star quality rating system. The
new system enables consumers to more quickly and easily
interpret information related to hospital quality. Star
ratings are displayed for conditions and procedures
related to hip and knee surgery, heart conditions,
pneumonia, surgery, patient satisfaction and 10 other
dimensions of care.
Today, 127 acute care Wisconsin hospitals and some
specialty hospitals are publicly reporting data on more
than 90 measures to the CheckPoint program.
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