Producing Public Reports of Physician Quality at the Community Level

The Aligning Forces for Quality Initiative Experience

Relatively little has been written about the community-based reporting process and whether resulting reports add significantly to the amount and relevance of physician performance information available to consumers. This article contrasts the approaches that different Aligning Forces for Quality alliances have taken in producing community-based reports with clinical quality and patient experience measures, and assesses the contribution of these reports to existing physician performance information.