About This Site
Purpose of the Report Card and Consumer Guide
Consumers have a right to access information about the quality of health care provided in Illinois. This website can help you become a more informed consumer to make better health care choices.
On this site, you can access:
- volume and cost of services in hospitals and ambulatory surgery treatment centers,
- quality and safety data,
- nurse staffing data,
- patient satisfaction surveys, and
- summaries and links to Illinois laws that ensure consumer protection.
You are encouraged to use this information to facilitate discussions with your family and health care providers about your specific needs and treatment options. Due to differences in the severity of illnesses treated, measuring quality of care is not an exact science. However, every effort has been made to provide the most reliable data for the quality measures currently available.
This Web site will continue to grow as the department compiles new information and implements regular updates; your comments and suggestions for improving the site are welcomed.