Jennifer MuellerVice President, Info. Center; Privacy Officer608-274-1820EMAIL: Jennifer Mueller
According to a recent Wisconsin Emergency Medical Service (EMS) report, falls are the leading cause of death and injury in 2022 for the state of Wisconsin.
The WHA Information Center analyzed falls data from January 2018 to March 2023. Females aged 60 and older were found to have a higher visit count than males. They were seen in hospitals 57% of the time while males are seen 42% of the time. Emergency rooms saw the highest visit counts, followed by inpatient facilities. The average age of patients visiting for falls aged 60 and older is 78 years of age. Age group 81-90 had the highest visit counts in comparison to other age groups. A ZIP code in La Crosse County has the highest number of visits for falls in those over 60 years. Two ZIP codes in Eau Claire County have the second highest number of visits for falls.
WHA's 2023 Wisconsin Health Care Workforce Report shows that the health care workforce must grow faster to meet the increased demand for health care created by an aging population.
The WHA Information Center (WHAIC) provides actionable information to increase the efficiency and effectiveness with which Wisconsin hospitals provide care to their communities. And the latest WHAIC data resource—the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Mapping Tool—is no exception.
The Guide to Wisconsin Hospitals provides detailed information about each hospital in Wisconsin. For each hospital, the publication provides selected measures of utilization, service, staffing and finance.