QualityCounts provides consumers with tools that can help them understand the cost and quality of health care.
QualityCounts is part of The Alliance's mission to move health care forward by controlling costs, improving quality, and engaging individuals in their health.
- There are significant differences in the quality and safety of health care that matter to health outcomes.
- Quality can be measured using nationally recognized standards of performance.
- Consumers deserve information to make decisions.
- Public reporting drives improvement.
QualityCounts Reports: What You Need to Know
Watch this video to learn about the realities about health care quality, putting quality and cost in perspective, how to use the QualityCounts reports, and more.
Current QualityCounts® Reports
QualityCounts Outpatient Procedures and Tests Report
This report provides cost information for a number of outpatient procedures and tests at facilities that belong to The Alliance network. Patients that receive outpatient care are sent home the same day as their procedure or test.
QualityCounts Inpatient Hospital Report
This report provides quality and cost information for a number of inpatient procedures at hospitals that belong to The Alliance network. "Inpatient" means that patients stay overnight at the facility after the procedure.
Read a 2005 study by Judith H. Hibbard, Jean Stockard and Martin Tusler, "Hospital Performance Reports: Impact On Quality, Market Share, And Reputation" based on QualityCounts.
View provider comments on the 2011 QualityCounts Inpatient Hospital Report.