NEW! Calculating Health Care Waste in Washington State
Released in December 2018, the Washington Health Alliance’s second health care waste report examines results for 48 measures of potential health care waste for 4.3 million Washingtonians. The report found that of the 2.9 million services examined, 47% were found to be wasteful. Additionally, the report found that of the 2 million patients receiving one or more of the 48 health care services examined, one half – 1,020,081 individuals—received care considered low-value or wasteful.
Highlights of health care in Washington state
For the past 12 years, providers, purchasers, payers and patients have looked to the Washington Health Alliance’s Community Checkup report as a source of objective, trustworthy information.
Review scores for clinics or hospitals in your area. Or compare scores for several counties.
Find Quality Care
Not all health care is the same, so where you get your care matters. Whether you’re interested in getting care in a doctor’s office or hospital, with our comparison feature, you can look at options side-by-side and find the best quality health care available.
Lookup Care by Facility
Have a clinic, medical group or hospital in mind, but want to dig a little deeper? Get more information on how each performs on quality and patient experience.
What is the Community Checkup
For Health Care Purchasers
Employers and labor union trusts rely upon the Community Checkup to help them understand the health care market in Washington.
For Health Care Consumers
We help consumers choose a primary care home, or see how well their clinic or hospital performs on quality and patient experience.
For Health Care Providers
Providers use the data to discover how they compare and ways in which they can improve their services and the care they provide.
Initiatives & Campaigns
Healthier Washington aims to help people experience better health throughout their lives and receive better and more affordable care when they need it.
The Washington State Common Measure Set on Health Care Quality and Cost is part of Healthier Washington and provides the foundation for health care accountability and measuring performance.
The Community Checkup and Common Measure Set includes nationally vetted measures so that we can see how our state compares to the rest of the country.
Own Your Health
Own Your Health is a campaign from the Washington Health Alliance to empower consumers to become active participants in their own health and health care. Our goal is to give you the tools and information you need to maintain and improve your health, and to make sure you’re getting quality health care.