The Altarum Institute Studies the Hospital Safety Score

December 4, 2014

According to a new study, when patients are shown Hospital Safety Score grades and cost information together, consumers will choose safer hospitals 97% of the time, regardless of cost.

These results, from a study titled “The Effects of Hospital Safety Scores, Total Price, Out-of-Pocket Cost, and Household Income on Consumers’ Self-Reported Choice of Hospitals,” can be found in the latest issue of The Journal of Patient Safety, in an article written by Altarum Institute’s Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care (CCCHC). 



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