Yelp Adds Healthcare Data to Review Pages
August 14, 2015 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance
The online review website Yelp is adding healthcare data to its pages for certain businesses that offer healthcare services, states an August 5, 2015, Washington Post article. Compiled by nonprofit news organization ProPublica as part of a partnership with the website, the data is for 4,600 hospitals, 15,000 nursing homes, and 6,300 dialysis clinics and will be updated quarterly. The hospital data shows average emergency department wait times, the quality of doctor communications with patients, and the level of noise in patient rooms; the nursing home information includes fines paid for serious deficiencies and payment suspensions related to poor performance; and the data for dialysis clinics reveals information about how often kidney patients were readmitted to the hospital and mortality rates.