Health Care Quality Report Card
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About Health Care Quality

The California Office of the Patient Advocate (OPA) is one of many organizations involved in reporting on the quality of California’s health care system. OPA has been producing a report card on health plans and medical groups since 2001 (see About the Health Care Quality Report Card). In this section, you will find links to just some of the numerous other sources of information on healthcare quality including domains of quality, primary data sources, state and national quality reporting programs, research and policy reports, and useful tools for consumers.

The public reporting and availability of quality information has become a hallmark of many of the health care reform proposals currently being considered. Consumers are being asked to take greater personal and financial responsibility for their own health care. Quality information can help purchasers, both individuals and groups, make value-based decisions in order to maximize the benefit of their health care dollars and to assure that everyone can “get the right care at the right time.”

Consumer Resources on Quality

Sources of Quality Data

Quality Reporting Organizations

Reports on Health Care Quality