Hospital Report Cards: Some Grading Systems Get an ‘F’

Hanys Report Can you trust well-known “hospital report cards” to pick facilities based on service quality? Apparently not.


Instead of clarifying consumer choices, many “hospital report cards” contain conflicting results and contradictory recommendations. Plus, many of the organizations who do the grading are profiting from their reports. Not only that, hospitals themselves are stuck trying to decipher the various reports and their methodology to determine whether or not they merit making internal improvements.  Hanys’ Report On Report Cards also includes guiding principles for evaluation and urges that the reporting entities bring standardization to the process.

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