In every community across America, both good and bad care is being delivered in doctors’ offices and hospitals. Bad care causes medical errors and poor outcomes and wastes resources and money. That’s why it is important to know if health care providers deliver high-quality health care by making sure patients get the right tests or the right treatment at the right time.
Measuring and publicly reporting on the quality and cost of care physicians and hospitals provide is crucial to improving the quality and lowering the cost of care nationwide. Our directory provides access to publicly available, free reports with information about the process of delivering care (for example, did patients get all the recommended care?), actual outcome for patients (for example, did patients die or have to return to the hospital?), what patients said in surveys about their experience with physicians or hospitals, and/or cost.
Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation