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Commonwealth Fund rates hospitals online to spur improvement

Wall Street Journal (blog), December 18, 2008
The nonprofit Commonwealth Fund has developed a new site, WhyNotTheBest.org, where side-by-side comparisons of 4,500 hospitals nationwide can be found. Hospital-ranking programs and rating systems have proliferated in recent years, but Commonwealth Fund representatives say the new site is meant to fill a gap because existing report cards don't offer hospitals an easy way to compare their performance to each other or offer resources to help them improve. The site offers tools and case studies of high performers, so users can network with people at the best hospitals.