IHC rates hospitals based on international standards, performance and clinical outcomes.

How Does Your Hospital or Clinic Rate?

Hospitals that meet or exceed the expected performance in the following areas will be awarded IHC’s 5 Star Ratings:

  • Quality Management System – Hospitals must have a national or international accreditation to become registered with IHC.
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Patient Safety
  • Infection Control
  • Patient Care Environment

International Healthcare Quality Ratings

IHC is international healthcare ratings organization. We provide independent reviews and ratings to guide consumers to better care providers.

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Based near Atlanta in Peachtree City, Georgia, USA, IHC provides healthcare quality ratings for Hospitals, Clinics and Nursing Homes around the world.

IHC uses clinical outcomes data from United States Department of health and Human Services and compares the clinical outcomes of the foreign healthcare providers to this dataset.

IHC’s rating methodology is proprietary, but it is based on the most current three-year data set available from US Department of Health and Human Services and from States that make such data available. State Report cards are also used, example: New York Report Card, released by the Alliance for Quality Health Care and the Niagara Health Quality Coalition, uses a risk-adjustment methodology developed by the 3M Corporation to analyze administrative data.

IHC approach to hospital and clinic ratings is based on proven methodologies of the leading Healthcare ratings Companies in the United States. IHC is the first independent healthcare ratings company to provide international hospital and clinic quality ratings.

If you would like to have an IHC Star Rating for your organization, please contact us.

We can compare and rate clinical outcomes

IHC recognizes outstanding clinical services by comparing clinical outcomes to our benchmark database of over 40,000,000 patient cases. Clinical programs that perform better than the expected average outcomes are eligible for the IHC Clinical Excellence Award.

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IHC rates hospitals according to their clinical outcomes in 10 major clinical areas. Taking into account aspects like, volume of cases, complication rate, infection rate, re-operation rate, re-admission rate, mortality, length of stay, etc..

IHC then compares the findings of the assessed hospital to those of the US database. Based on this assessment and review, IHC awards stars as follows:

Star Ratings

IHC Clinical Excellence Awards

IHC Clinical Excellence Awards recognize clinical programs that exceed expected outcomes. Expected outcomes represents the average outcomes from over 5000 accredited hospitals.

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IHC’s Benchmark Data: In June 2007, the United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released their data of clinical outcomes among Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized within America, ranking hospitals across the country as "better than the U.S. national rate," "no different than the U.S. national rate," and "worse than the U.S. national rate." With more than 40,000,000 case entries, CMS’ database is the largest, most comprehensive database of clinical outcomes in the world. International Healthcare Commission, (IHC) uses this type of data to compare common clinical services of foreign hospitals to identify top quality providers outside the USA.

Key Measures: “Hospital Compare” reports on United States hospitals' comparative performance on 30-day, risk-adjusted rates (example: mortality rates) for Medicare patients that have been hospitalized. CMS bases rates on a complex statistical model, example, Medicare claims and enrollment information regarding patient deaths for any cause within 30 days of hospital admission (see the Hospital Compare Web site for further details).

IHC Hospital Ratings:IHC’s rating methodology is proprietary, but it is based on the most current three-year data set available from CMS and states that make such data available. State Report card are also used, example: New York Report Card, released by the Alliance for Quality Health Care and the Niagara Health Quality Coalition, uses a risk-adjustment methodology developed by the 3M Corporation to analyze administrative data. IHC approach to Hospital ratings is based on proven methodologies of the leading Healthcare ratings Companies in the United States.


IHC is the first independent healthcare ratings company to provide international hospital ratings.

Survey and Assessment

The starting point of the 5-Star Hospital Rating Program is the Quality Management System. If your hospital has a recognized national or international quality accreditation, please contact us to schedule a Survey and Assessment.

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IHC rates hospital according to the results of a comparative analysis of their clinical outcomes, using our benchmark from the US Department of Health and Human Services. Our benchmark data is based on two year review of over 40,000,000 cases.

IHC’ Benchmark Data:: In June 2007, the United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released their data of clinical outcomes among Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized within America, ranking hospitals across the country as "better than the U.S. national rate," "no different than the U.S. national rate," and "worse than the U.S. national rate." With more than 40,000,000 case entries, CMS’ database is the largest, most comprehensive database of clinical outcomes in the world. International Healthcare Commission, (IHC) uses this type of data to compare common clinical services of foreign hospitals to identify top quality providers outside the USA.

Professional Services - Physician Consultants

IHC's Physician Consultants can advise hospitals on how to improve performance of existing clinical services or help with the planning of new services.

Professional Services - Hospital Management Consultants

IHC's Consultants can assist your organization in planning, preparing and monitoring your progress towards the Five Star Hospital Rating.

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IHC rates hospital according to the results of a comparative analysis of their clinical outcomes, using our benchmark from the US Department of Health and Human Services. Our benchmark data is based on two year review of over 40,000,000 cases.

IHC’ Benchmark Data:: In June 2007, the United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released their data of clinical outcomes among Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized within America, ranking hospitals across the country as "better than the U.S. national rate," "no different than the U.S. national rate," and "worse than the U.S. national rate." With more than 40,000,000 case entries, CMS’ database is the largest, most comprehensive database of clinical outcomes in the world. International Healthcare Commission, (IHC) uses this type of data to compare common clinical services of foreign hospitals to identify top quality providers outside the USA.

IHC is the only independent international healthcare ratings organization in the world. IHC’s International Healthcare Star Ratings program reviews quality of care and clinical outcomes to guide patients to better care...

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