How To Display Comparative Information That People Can Understand and Use


How To Display Comparative Information That People Can Understand and Use


This report, for health care professionals and community leaders, provides approaches to make the display of quality information more useful and relevant to health care consumers. It can be used to evaluate the display strategies in a report; explore an array of display strategies that can improve the clarity and usability of comparative quality information; and identify the strategies to help communicate more effectively with consumers, which is a first step toward being more actively involved in health care.

    The guide is organized into the following sections:

    • What you will find here
    • Why does “good” reporting matter?
    • What’s so hard about displaying information on health care quality?
    • What can you do? An overview of recommended display strategies
    • What’s the bottom line?
    • Where you can learn more


    American Institutes for Research; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

    Funding Sources:

    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


    Release Date: 2010
    Original Summary: May 2011
    Last Updated: 11/23/11

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