Madison, Wisconsin is a vibrant city with numerous health care options to meet the needs of its citizens. The city has a wide range of hospitals, medical centers and specialty clinics that provide quality care to the community. Many of the hospitals offer comprehensive services for primary care, emergency services and other specialized treatments such as cardiology and orthopedics. Furthermore, there are numerous walk-in clinics and urgent care facilities located conveniently throughout the city. Madison also boasts some of the top-rated medical facilities in the Midwest, making it an ideal location for individuals and families seeking quality healthcare close to home.
The health of a city has many different factors. It can refer to air quality, water quality, risk of getting respiratory disease or cancer. The people you live around can also affect your health as some places have lower or higher rates of physical activity, increased alcohol intake, smoking, obesity, and cancer rates.
PHYSICIANS PER CAPITA
There are 360 physicians per 100,000 population in Madison. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
HEALTH COST INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Madison area is 93.7 (lower=better). The US average is 100.
93.7 / 100
Example: 110 = 10% more expensive than national average.
WATER QUALITY INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Madison area is 48 (100=best). The US average is 55.
48 / 100
Note that this is a measure of Watershed quality, not the water that comes from your faucet. The EPA has stated that a healthy watershed is closely related to drinking water quality. The EPA has a complex method of measuring watershed quality using 15 indicators such as pH, chemicals, metals, and bacteria.
The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Madison area is 89 (100=best). The US average is 87.
89 / 100
The EPA's Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up some of our nation's most contaminated land. Our index is based on the number of active Superfund sites (over 15,000 in the United States), with particular attention paid to those on the National Priorities List which pose the greatest health danger.
Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Madison commutes 19.4 minutes one-way, which is shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.
AIR QUALITY INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the Madison area is 55 (100=best). The US average is 58.
55 / 100
This is based on new measures of hazardous air pollutants from the EPA, called the National Air Toxics Assessment. This analysis models respiratory illness and cancer risk down to the zip code level, providing better detail and insight than the previous analysis based solely on results from air monitoring stations.
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Physicians per Capita