Behind the U.S. News Best Hospitals Rankings Methodologies

Friday, Nov. 16, 2018
8:45 AM–10:00 AM
Grand Ballroom South
U.S. News Best Hospitals Rankings

U.S. News evaluations of general acute-care hospitals encompass 16 specialty rankings, 9 procedure/condition-specific ratings, regional rankings and a national honor roll. In this session, the experts behind these evaluations will discuss current methodological topics, including changes under consideration for 2019. U.S. News and its data contractor, RTI, will also present potential strategies for addressing diverse measurement challenges; topics may include using patient-experience data and patient-reported outcomes, risk adjusting for sociodemographic factors, addressing latency and completeness of Medicare inpatient claims data, measuring the performance of health systems, and considering variation in the quality of post-acute care.