CSS/Consumers' Checkbook

  • DC


1625 K Street, NW
8th Floor

United States

About Us

Checkbook is a nonprofit, Consumer Reports-type publication and website that evaluates, and advises consumers on how to deal with, local consumer service companies and professionals—auto repair shops, hospitals, plumbers, veterinarians, stores, and many other types of services. We are always looking for new types of services to evaluate and for innovative ways to do our evaluations.

CHECKBOOK, founded in 1974, is published in seven regional editions. It is unique in that it is nonprofit, accepts no advertising or other payments from companies it evaluates, and uses rigorous evaluation methods ranging from surveys to undercover price shopping to analysis of available data such as millions of medical records to measure hospital death and complication rates.