Report Card

Definition

Health Economics

  • A report card is an instrument for recording the performance of an individual or organization. It originated with school reports on a child's progress in class. In health care, report cards for hospitals commonly embrace quality of care, patient satisfaction, meeting of financial targets and other such qualitative and quantitative indicators at both broad and more specific levels. They are increasingly used as a management tool within an organization, as a means of addressing aspects of accountability to funding and other external stakeholders, and as a means of ranking institutions for patient information purposes.
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