Organizing Measures by Disease or Condition
Research indicates that consumers are more interested in measures that are clearly related to a disease or condition that they have, or that a loved one has. A large number of measures are disease-specific. If most or all of the measures you are considering are disease-specific, then you should consider this approach.
Advantages of Categorizing by Disease or Condition
Disadvantages of Categorizing by Disease or Condition
EXAMPLE: Comparing Doctors' Office by Area of Care
Sponsor: Oregon Health Care Quality Corp.
Source: Oregon Health Care Quality Corp. Compare Your Care. Available at: http://www.q-corp.org/compare-your-care/compare-doctors.
Some sponsors structure their reporting program so that they can issue a series of reports, each with a focus on a specific disease or condition. The State of Utah, which has taken this approach, offers many reports of this kind.
EXAMPLE: Reports Focusing on a Specific Procedure or Condition
Sponsor: Utah Department of Health; Utah Health Data Committee
Source: Utah Department of Health; Utah Health Data Committee. Utah Hospital Comparison Reports. Available at: http://health.utah.gov/myhealthcare/index.htm.
Also in "Organizing Measures To Reduce Information Overload"
Page originally created February 2015