Publicly available hospital comparison web sites: determination of useful, valid, and appropriate information for comparing surgical quality.

@article{Leonardi2007PubliclyAH,
  title={Publicly available hospital comparison web sites: determination of useful, valid, and appropriate information for comparing surgical quality.},
  author={Michael J. Leonardi and Marcia L. McGory and Clifford Y. Ko},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={142 9},
  pages={863-8; discussion 868-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To explore hospital comparison Web sites for general surgery based on: (1) a systematic Internet search, (2) Web site quality evaluation, and (3) exploration of possible areas of improvement. DESIGN A systematic Internet search was performed to identify hospital quality comparison Web sites in September 2006. Publicly available Web sites were rated on accessibility, data/statistical transparency, appropriateness, and timeliness. A sample search was performed to determine ranking… CONTINUE READING

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