WhyNotTheBest.org has been updated with the most recently available performance data for the process-of-care “core” measures and hospital patient experience measures (HCAHPS). All of these data are publicly reported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Users of the site can conduct side-by-side comparisons of 4,500 hospitals nationwide, track performance over time against numerous benchmarks, and download tools to improve health care quality.
In addition, registered users can now download trend data from the performance reports. To access this new functionality, log in to the site, create a performance report or access one of your saved reports, view the report table, then click on any one of the measures. You will then be able to export the trend data as an Excel file and the most recent data as a PDF.