The site excludes top 100 lists that are composed of information that is not objective, such as the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings of top facilities. Nor does it include Yelp or Angie's List commentaries, which are filled with opinion rather than fact and therefore did not meet the foundation's criteria, Painter said.
He added that the website is the culmination of the foundation's five years of work on quality, and efforts to get "all players to come to the common table, and agree that quality of care in our communities is a problem and we all want to improve.
"We agree that we need to measure it and publicly report it. And if there are worries, find a way to get those resolved. Is it fair, is it accurate, and is it timely."
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