Model Public Report Elements: A Sampler
1. Links/tools/libraries (national and community resources)
Some consumers may have informational needs beyond what is included in the report. Examples—not elsewhere included in the Sampler—include additional information on health conditions, treatment options, other health care quality organizations at the State and national levels, and patients' rights.
The following Web site enables consumers to select links to other organizations that provide quality of care and cost data, patient's rights information, and other services.
Tool: New York State Hospital Profile
Sponsor: New York State Department of Health
2. Links to provider Web pages
Some consumers come to public reporting Web sites looking for a provider, so it may help to provide them with direct Web links. Providers also may appreciate having links to their Web sites included. Below are examples of a provider selection page and a hospital information page.
Tool: MI Hospital Inform
Sponsor: Michigan Health & Hospital Association
Tool: Hospital Consumer Assist
Sponsor: Arkansas Hospital Association