Quality and clear transparency about quality are the ways of the world these days and regulatory agencies play a part. Let’s see an example of what’s out there…
Consider/select two acute care hospitals in your area or state.
Then, go to either:
Joint Commission: Quality Check site and by using either your zip code or an organization’s name, review and compare quality information on the two hospitals, OR
You can also go to Hospital Safety Score here: The Leapfrog Group. (2016). Hospital Safety Grade, OR
Both of the above!
Provide a short (1-2 paragraph) report on the following indicators:
Hospital and ranking or some type of score (if possible)
Positive factors for the hospital
Your impressions as a consumer
Your impressions as a healthcare provider