Comparing Quality of Providers

How do your medical providers compare with other medical providers in your community? Read The Community Checkup, the annual report highlighting health care quality and value at medical groups and hospitals in Washington state from the Washington Health Alliance (WHA).  

What is the Washington Health Alliance?

The Washington Health Alliance is a collaborative group of representatives from health care organizations, providers, and academic experts to reduce the misuse of care and improve quality in our state. 

What is the Community Checkup?

The Community Checkup is the umbrella under which the Washington Health Alliance releases all of its public reports on the quality of health care in Washington state, published in the annual Community Checkup report. Alliance members work together to improve the quality and affordability of health care in our state. The yearly Community Checkup Report allows providers, payers, and consumers to compare health care quality, cost, and patients' experience across medical groups, clinics, and hospitals,

The ambulatory care measures (outpatient care) reported on Medicaid and commercially insured patients focus on prevention, chronic disease management, generic substitution, and appropriate use of services. Learn more about the 2018 WHA Community Checkup .

Not all health care is the same. Check out the Puget Sound Region health care quality.

What is Hospital Compare?

Hospital Compare has information about the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals, including over 130 Veterans Administration (VA) medical centers, across the country. You can use Hospital Compare to find hospitals and compare the quality of their care.

What is Quality of Care?

Quality is measured by how well a doctor, health plan, or other provider of health care keeps its patients healthy or treats them when they are sick. Good quality health care means doing the right thing at the right time, in the right way, for the right person, and getting the best possible results.

What is Nursing Home Compare?

Nursing Home Compare provides details on nursing homes across the country. This includes nursing home inspection results, staffing levels, penalties that the federal government have taken against the nursing homes and how well nursing home residents were treated in specific areas of care.