- The Informed Patient Institute (IPI) is an independent nonprofit organization that provides credible online information for consumers about health care quality, patient safety and health care costs.
- IPI rates the usefulness of online doctor, hospital, and nursing home report cards. We don't rate individual health facilities or practitioners — but we'll tell you who does.
- We also provide Tip Sheets about what to do if you have a concern about quality in a hospital, nursing home or physician's office — starting in California, Connecticut, Maine, New York, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.
- IPI also advocates for making more–and more useful–health care quality and cost information available to consumers.