Health care experts have issued calls for hospital rankings that use measures of health equity to correct inequities that plague the US health care system, and approaches have been demonstrated by organizations including the Lown Institute and IBM Watson. In July 2022, US News & World Report published new and updated health equity measures for hospitals featured on the publication’s website. A JAMA Viewpoint summarizes why and how US News & World Report has approached evaluating and publicly reporting hospital performance in various aspects of health equity and describes several novel equity measures published under the aegis of its “Best Hospitals” rankings program.
- Viewpoint: Hospital Rankings and Health Equity. JAMA. October 17 2022.