Health Related Projects

Technical Efficiency and Cost-Ratios of State Health Care

In a research study supported by the Wisconsin Hospital Association, economist Russell Kashian, Ph.D., at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, found Wisconsin to be the third most efficient state in the country. Kashian used financial, technological, and human resources as his inputs with the outputs being health outcomes, quality and access to care. Over a five-year period of 2008-2012, the study found Wisconsin's health care delivery system uses resources more efficiently than all but two states, Hawaii and Iowa, and Wisconsin patients have better outcomes, are more satisfied with the care they receive and care is more accessible in all parts of the state compared to almost all other states.