Model Public Report Elements: A Sampler

E. Other Resources

1. Links/tools/libraries (national and community resources)

Some consumers may have informational needs beyond what is included in the report. Examples—not elsewhere included in the Sampler—include additional information on health conditions, treatment options, other health care quality organizations at the State and national levels, and patients' rights.

The following Web site enables consumers to select links to other organizations that provide quality of care and cost data, patient's rights information, and other services.

Tool: New York State Hospital Profile

Sponsor:  New York State Department of Health

URL: http://hospitals.nyhealth.gov/more-quality.php

Screenshot of New York State Department of Health Additional Resources Web page. Categories include health care profiles, patient rights, regional resources, and related Web sites and information.

2. Links to provider Web pages

Some consumers come to public reporting Web sites looking for a provider, so it may help to provide them with direct Web links. Providers also may appreciate having links to their Web sites included. Below are examples of a provider selection page and a hospital information page.

Tool:  MI Hospital Inform

Sponsor: Michigan Health & Hospital Association

URL: http://www.mihospitalinform.org/PickHospital.aspx

 

Screenshot of MI HospitalInform Web page that lets user select specific hospital information. Choices include inpatient services, outpatient services, quality information, and data by service.

Example of hospital information page highlighting hospital address and link to hospital Web site.

Tool: Hospital Consumer Assist

Sponsor: Arkansas Hospital Association

URL:  http://www.hospitalconsumerassist.com/profile.htm?provid=040016

Example of hospital information page highlighting hospital address and link to hospital Web site.

Current as of November 2011
Internet Citation: Model Public Report Elements: A Sampler. November 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/value/pubrptsampler/pubrptsampl2e.html