Consumer Guide to Health Care
Finding and Choosing a Hospital
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Looking for a hospital?
Search a database: This database, published
by American Hospital Directory, Inc., provides
online data for more than 6,000 hospitals. The information includes data from the American Hospital
Association and the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Guides to help you choose a hospital
Hospital Compare, from CMS, provides
information on the quality of care provided at hospitals in states and territories
throughout the country. The site also includes a
hospital checklist to help you choose a hospital.
Check is a service offered by the Joint Commission, a nonprofit organization that evaluates
health care quality and safety. Look up a
hospital by name or location.
Leapfrog Group Hospital Survey: Reports from hospitals on
progress they have made toward meeting
four safety standards established by the
Leapfrog Group, a coalition of public and private organizations that
purchase health care benefits for their employees.
March 14, 2013