Journal Article
Commentary

Rating the raters: the inconsistent quality of health care performance measurement.

Shahian DM, Normand S-LT, Friedberg MW, et al. Annals of surgery. 2016;264:36-8.

Public ratings of hospital quality and safety data may not always provide the best information for patients and clinicians. This commentary discusses problems with the existing set of patient safety metrics and suggests that measurement approaches need to be improved to enhance transparency and decision making.