Hospital Compare Tool from the Department of Health and Human Services

Hospital Compare is an online tool from the Department of Health and Human Services that offers users side-by-side comparisons of hospital services.   Users can pick up to three nearby hospitals to compare and then search by general hospital information, specific medical conditions or surgical procedures.  Results for process of care measures, outcome of care measures, use of medical imaging, survey of patients’ hospital experiences, patient safety measures, number of medicare patients and medicare payments are displayed in percentages, graph or table formats. 

This tool is not only useful for consumers who are weighing their health care options but also for health care professionals looking to see how comparable facilities performed in quality, safety, value and customer satisfaction.

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