Choosing a Point of Comparison

A key decision for any report on comparative quality is how to organize and display comparisons. The primary goal is to make it as easy as possible for people to identify high and low performers.

This section discusses the following topics:

The guidance in this section is based on strong evidence that how you compare entities can have a substantial impact on how accurately consumers understand and use the information.


Also in "Translate Data Into Information"

Page last reviewed March 2016
Page originally created February 2015
Internet Citation: Choosing a Point of Comparison. Content last reviewed March 2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/talkingquality/create/compare/index.html