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- The Informed Patient Institute (IPI) is an independent nonprofit organization that provides credible online information about health care quality and patient safety for consumers.
- 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, Maine, New York, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.
- IPI also advocates for making more–and more useful–health care quality information available to consumers.
Hospital report card site reviews are now live in: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, N Dakota and S Carolina
Sites that offer unique content that is worthwhile, but do not fit most of IPI's rating criteria, are given a "U" for Unique. As an example, perhaps a site provides information about complaints or regulatory actions not found elsewhere.