California Hospital Report Cards
This Web site is the result of a partnership between three independent organizations dedicated to improving health care quality: The California HealthCare Foundation, the University of California at San Francisco Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, and the California Hospitals Assessment and Reporting Taskforce (CHART), a not-for-profit public benefit corporation. This site includes ratings for clinical care, patient safety, and patient experience for the more than 232 hospitals, representing over 82% of acute care hospital admissions in the state, that have chosen to participate in this important voluntary effort.
The California Hospital Assessment and Reporting Taskforce (CHART) was established in 2004 to develop a statewide hospital performance reporting system using a multi-stakeholder collaborative process. The stakeholder group includes consumers; purchasers of health insurance, such as businesses and labor organizations; health plans; hospitals; physicians; nurses; health care quality experts from government and academic institutions; and regulators. CHART brings together all these relevant stakeholders in California health care to:
- Select key aspects of hospital performance to measure and report;
- Agree upon a uniform, scientifically valid approach to measurement for all California hospitals;
- Collect and aggregate the data as defined and specified;
- Confirm the validity of the measurements made;
- Provide hospitals and clinicians with valid measures and benchmarking data on which to base quality improvement efforts; and
- Report the performance of individual California hospitals to consumers, purchasers, and health plans.