Hospital Quality Rankings
North Carolina hospitals and health systems agree that consumers must have accurate and useful information to make informed healthcare choices. Unfortunately, many of these quality ranking reports raise more questions than answers and add to an already long list of rating systems that attempt to simplify the complexity of delivering high quality care. In addition, many of these ratings systems do not account for the social determinants of health that impact health status in the diverse communities across our state.
We urge healthcare consumers to talk with their care providers about their own unique health picture and about what this data may mean for them and their care.