One of the key components of Gov. Romney's so-called "Safety Net" plan is an online system of ratings for hospitals and other health care providers. It would provide consumers with data on the state's hospitals, based on quality and cost of care. Romney said yesterday he plans to launch the web site in some 90 days.
For a look at this proposal, we turn to Dr. Tom Lee. He's a cardiologist, CEO of Partners Community Healthcare and co-chair of the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
This program aired on July 21, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.