Assess Your Quality Reporting Project

Section 4 of TalkingQuality

Reporting comparative quality information to consumers is typically not a one-time event but an ongoing activity. For this reason, evaluation is a key part of your work, an aspect that has to be thought about and, in some cases, acted upon from the outset.

An evaluation helps you answer two key questions:

  • Did your report "work?"
  • What could you do differently next time to create a better process and a better outcome?

To answer these questions, you need to assess your efforts as systematically as possible.

This section discusses ways to assess the effectiveness of your report card and suggests how to use the lessons you learn.

To learn about including an evaluation in your initial planning process, go to How Will You Assess Whether You Achieved Your Goals in Section 1 of TalkingQuality.

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Page last reviewed September 2017
Page originally created February 2015
Internet Citation: Assess Your Quality Reporting Project. Content last reviewed September 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/talkingquality/assess/index.html