This document expresses HANYS' objective evaluation of various report cards. It neither endorses, nor should be taken to endorse, any particular report card. HANYS has no financial or other interest, other than providing informed educational material in the evaluations it conducts of any entity producing a report card. Each hospital is encouraged to make independent conclusions about the various report cards, including whether to use a report card's information to drive quality improvement, and whether to respond to a report card organization's request for participation in its quality reporting initiative.
Patients should talk with their physicians and local hospital staff if they have questions about an organization's quality scores or quality improvement initiatives.