Saturday, July 11, 2009

Hospital Compare Tool at www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov

Online Hospital Compare Tool at www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov

I just came across this interesting online tool Hospital compare - this is by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (For Improving the health, safety, and well-being of America). The official site of this is www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov.

On this Hospital Compare tool you can Find and Compare Hospitals and also check how well the hospitals care for patients with certain medical conditions or surgical procedures, and results from a survey of patients about the quality of care they received during a recent hospital stay.

Here is some additional information available on this site:

* View Note to Hospitals
http://www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov/Hospital/Search/Welcome.asp?version=default&browser=Firefox%7C3%2E5%7CWinXP&language=English&defaultstatus=0&pagelist=Home#

* Learn how to use the information from this site
http://www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov/Hospital/Search/Welcome.asp?version=default&browser=Firefox%7C3%2E5%7CWinXP&language=English&defaultstatus=0&pagelist=Home#

* View a Hospital Checklist
http://www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov/Hospital/Search/Welcome.asp?version=default&browser=Firefox%7C3%2E5%7CWinXP&language=English&defaultstatus=0&pagelist=Home#

* View a List of Hospital Compare Contact Information
http://www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov/Hospital/Search/Welcome.asp?version=default&browser=Firefox%7C3%2E5%7CWinXP&language=English&defaultstatus=0&pagelist=Home#

* Download the Hospital Compare database
http://www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov/Hospital/Search/Welcome.asp?version=default&browser=Firefox%7C3%2E5%7CWinXP&language=English&defaultstatus=0&pagelist=Home#