Healthcare professionals and consumers alike have been confronted with a proliferation of report cards, Web sites and data snapshots on various aspects of healthcare quality. But the growing number of reports, and varied data sources and methodology, can invite confusion. HRET’s report Quality Measurement and Public Reporting on Hospital Performance: A Compendium of Existing Reporting Services aims to increase awareness and understanding about existing public reporting services.
This report provides a descriptive summary of major public report cards on hospital performance by the type of reporting agency, including federal, state, business and professional reporting sources. Ultimately, this report will encourage hospitals to routinely make use of publicly-reported healthcare performance data, identify areas that need improvement and take the necessary steps to enhance quality and patient safety.