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Hospital and drug transparency for patients



#TransparencyMatters in healthcare reform because of a mismatch in the amount of information patients and those who care for them possess. Patients are now often permitted to personally choose which hospital they are treated in and which treatment option they undertake. To be able to make these difficult decisions, patients need an honest representation of the quality of each hospital and effectiveness of each suitable drug. Organisations need to be transparent when presenting data on both their successes and failures. This alone motivates them to give the best care they can and so attract the patients who keep them functioning.