Why 'Rate my Hospital' Needs a Second Opinion

There is no doubt that having more information available on hospitals is good thing -- and patients should make healthcare decisions based on good evidence. But patients do not need rankings based on assumptions and standardization that paint only a general portrait. Patients need more refined measurements of how a given hospital performs on a menu of relevant items specific to them. We can't rely on the media to provide this. Perhaps it's time governments -- and hospitals themselves -- stepped forward and worked together with the media to make this happen.

Rate My Hospital Site Flooded With Rankings

The online hospital ranking tool by CBC's the fifth estate — the first rating system of its kind in Canada — has already amassed more than 23,000 responses from across the country since its launch yes...