Guidance for developers of public reports on health care quality
Are you trying to help health care consumers choose high-quality health plans, hospitals, doctors, or other providers of care? Explore this site to learn how to produce comparative information on health care quality that's understandable and useful to consumers. Learn more about TalkingQuality.
Why provide consumers with comparative information on health care quality?
What is your project's scope and how will you achieve your goals?
What types of information can you include in a report on health care quality? How do you determine which information is right for you and your audience?
How do you present comparative data on quality in a way that will make sense to people?
What do people need to know about the comparative quality information you have provided? How do you provide that information so that the users of your report can actually find what they want?
How do you ensure that your report reaches the people for whom it is intended?
What can you do to generate and sustain interest in your quality report and motivate your target audience to use it?
How will you know what worked and what to do differently next time?
Profiles of comparative reports
What do comparative reports for consumers look like? Browse examples of current reports that compare the quality of care provided by health plans, hospitals, physicians, and other providers.