Public Reports on Provider Performance for Consumers
Building the Science of Public Reporting
AHRQ is supporting 17 research grants to grow the evidence base behind the content, design, dissemination, and underlying data and methodology of public reports
Go to: http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/sciencepubreport/index.html
Promoting Your Public Report: A Hands-on Guide
Toolkit designed to help communities increase awareness and use of their public reports by consumers and other audiences, includes suggested approaches and template materials.
Go to: http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/value/pubrpthandson/index.html
A comprehensive resource and guide for organizations that produce and disseminate reports to consumers on the quality of care provided by health care organizations (e.g., hospitals, health plans, medical groups, nursing homes) and individual physicians.
Go to: http://www.ahrq.gov//talkingquality/
AHRQ State Snapshots
State-specific health care quality information, including strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement. The goal is to help State officials and their public- and private-sector partners better understand health care quality and disparities in their State.
Go to: https://nhqrnet.ahrq.gov/inhqrdr/
Provider-specific Report Cards: A Tool for Health Sector Accountability in Developing Countries
McNamara P. Health Policy Plan 2006;21(2):101-9.
Review discussing universal design options for report cards, evidence base, developing country examples, challenges, and implementation steps.
Go to: http://heapol.oxfordjournals.org/content/21/2/101.full