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Reform in Action: Can Publicly Reporting the Performance of Health Care Providers Spur Quality Improvement?

Measuring and publicly reporting on the quality and cost of care is crucial to improving quality and lowering health care costs nationwide.

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million Americans have access to info on physicians through AF4Q public reports

Five Things to Keep in Mind When Using Information on the Quality of Local Doctors or Hospitals

Five Things to Keep in Mind When Using Information on the Quality of Local Doctors or Hospitals

In many regions of the country, objective, factual information is publicly available on the quality of care provided by local doctors, hospitals, and health plans. This information, which is available online, helps doctors and hospitals see how they are doing.

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10 Facts About Performance Measurement and Public Reporting

10 Performance Measurement and Public Reporting Facts

You can’t improve what you don’t measure. That’s why performance measurement is an important building block to improve health care quality.

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Five Performance Measurement and Public Reporting Lessons for Stakeholders

Five Performance Measurement and Public Reporting Lessons for Stakeholders

All stakeholders—patients, doctors, hospitals, employers, health plans, and policy-makers—have a vested interest in making sure that performance measurement and public reporting about the quality of health care is done right.

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AF4Q in Action

Melinda Karp discusses how the Boston Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) alliance is measuring patients' experience.

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Anne Weiss, team director and senior program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, talks about the benefits of public reports.

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