Marshfield Clinic is pleased to provide information on our performance in chronic and preventive care measures. These measures are reported on the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare (WCHQ) website.
To learn more about specific measures and to compare Marshfield Clinic to other Wisconsin health care providers, click on the WCHQ links:
Other featured measures
Lowering health care costs
Marshfield Clinic develops strategies to lower your health care costs. One approach is through prescribing generic medications rather than brand name medications, when appropriate. On average, Marshfield Clinic prescribed generic medication 99.66 percent of the time between January and June 2016.
Generically prescribed medications by center (PDF)
Improving patient health
Complications of high blood pressure, like heart disease and stroke, are the leading causes of death in the United States. Marshfield Clinic centers are working on blood pressure control to improve this average. Between June 2015 and May 2016, an average of 83.31 percent of Marshfield Clinic patients were diagnosed with hypertension at blood pressure goal. This average is above the Wisconsin average.
Comparison of patients diagnosed
at blood pressure goal by center (PDF)
National Committee for Quality Assurance PCMH Program
All Marshfield Clinic primary care centers were recognized under the National Committee for Quality Assurance PCMH program from 2011-2014 according to the 2008 Standards at a Level 3. The Clinic again received three-year recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance PCMH program according to the 2011 Standards in 2014 at Level 3.
The NCQA PCMH reflects the input of the:
American College of Physicians (ACP)
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
PCMH was developed to assess whether clinician practices are functioning as medical homes and recognize them for these efforts.
The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home standards emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care that supports access, communication and patient involvement.
Marshfield Clinic is committed to providing quality care by working to align with the following patient-centered medical home (PCMH) standards:
provides access to team-based care for routine and urgent needs of patients, families and caregivers;
provides continuity of care using culturally and linguistically appropriate team-based approaches;
uses a comprehensive health assessment and evidence-based decision support from complete patient information and clinical data to manage the health of its entire patient population;
systematically identifies individual patients and plans, manages and coordinates care, based on need;
systematically tracks tests and coordinates care across specialty care, facility-based care and community organizations;
uses performance data to identify improvement opportunities in clinical quality, efficiency and patient experience.