The Informed Patient Institute
This non-profit organization rates report cards on hospitals, doctors and nursing homes. A link is provided to each report card as well so you can see ratings of these providers.
The Hospital Compare tool shows you how well hospitals care for patients overall and with specific medical conditions. The ratings include such findings as performance in mortality, infections, readmissions and survey results from people about the quality of care during their hospital stay.
The site is maintained by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Through the Leapfrog website, consumers can select hospitals and compare their patient safety ratings.
Leapfrog is a nationwide effort to address patient safety in hospitals, focusing on hospital quality and safety practices proven to reduce medical errors and save lives.
Choosing Wisely provides information to empower patients when having conversations with their healthcare providers about what medical tests and procedures are right for them. The goal is to avoid wasteful or unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures. Consumer Reports is a partner in this effort, which is based on recommendations from more than 70 medical specialty societies.
Note: Choosing Wisely recommendations should not be used to establish coverage decisions or exclusions. Rather, they are meant to spur conversation about what is appropriate and necessary treatment.
CheckPoint is a program sponsored by the Wisconsin Hospital Association. It provides a snapshot of hospital performance that may be used to compare how well hospitals are doing on a number of ratings. The 128 hospitals that currently participate in CheckPoint provide care to the majority of Wisconsin’s patient population.
Wisconsin Collaborative for
The Wisconsin Collaborative for
Healthcare Quality provides a
variety of performance measures that
medical groups and hospitals. Consumers can compare performance on diabetes management, high blood pressure control, survey results based on people’s experience, cardiac surgery, cancer screenings and more.