December 2010. Pearse J, Mazevska D.

This Evidence Check study found no evaluations that examined the relative effectiveness of different public reporting systems and no clear evidence of the relative effectiveness of information delivery strategies. Reporting at the level of health networks, states or territories may be less effective than reporting on hospital level performance. Combining public reporting with a system of quality improvement may be useful. A national approach to setting priorities for indicator development and data collection systems is suggested.