Profiles of Comparative Reports on Health Care Quality and Costs
This resource provides illustrative examples of web-based comparative reports for consumers on the quality and costs of care from health plans, hospitals, physicians, dialysis facilities, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and other providers. Organizations that are developing comparative reports can use these examples to better understand the variety of content and data presentation strategies.
Types of Comparative Report
- Surgical care
- Health plans
- Nursing homes
- Home health agencies, hospice and long-term care
- Dialysis facilities
Criteria for Inclusion
The examples have been reviewed to ensure that they are designed for consumers, publicly available, and include comparative data on quality for more than one health organization or provider. The decision to include or exclude a report in this resource is not a judgment on the part of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the effectiveness or value of any report.