HealthLeaders magazine, November 13, 2011
Most Americans say they would look for a hospital rating, although less than half are "very likely" to do so. But if their hospital receives a bad rating, nearly 75% say they would change hospitals rather than stay put. If specialty care is needed, slightly more than half would seek out the best-rated facility rather than go to their community hospital. If a serious illness is involved, nearly 60% would rely on ratings rather than community location in seeking care.