Hospital Compare

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The goal of Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA) is to identify a robust set of standardized and easy-to-understand hospital quality measures. An important element of the collaboration, Hospital Compare, is a website/web-tool developed to publicly report credible and user-friendly information about the quality of care delivered in the nation's hospitals. HQA facilitates continuous improvement in patient care through:
  • Implementing measures that portray the quality, cost and value of hospital care;
  • Developing and using measure reporting in the nation’s hospitals; and
  • Sharing useful hospital performance information with the public.
ANA is an HQA Principal and actively participates in a number of HQA subgroups focused on the inclusion of additional measures into Hospital Compare, including the nurse-sensitive measures; revision of the Hospital Compare display; and, membership expansion.