Choosing a Point of Comparison for Health Care Quality Scores

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.


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Page last reviewed January 2019
Page originally created February 2015
Internet Citation: Choosing a Point of Comparison for Health Care Quality Scores. Content last reviewed January 2019. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/talkingquality/translate/compare/index.html
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