Hospitalcompare.hhs.gov helps to evaluate medical institutionsAugust 25th, 2008 - 7:27 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot
Through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), along with the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA) created a website known as hospitalcompare.hhs.gov.
The website provides information based on how well the hospitals care for all their adult patients with certain medical conditions or surgical procedures. It help you to compare the quality of care of a hospital against others.
There are 4 main contents the website provides to patients:
Hospital Process of Care Measures shows how often a hospital gives recommended treatments for certain conditions or procedures.
Hospital Outcome of Care Measures shows the results of care or treatment for certain conditions or procedures.
Survey of Patients’ Hospital Experiences show feedbacks from patients what hospital patients say about the care they received during a recent hospital stay.
Medicare Payment and Volume shows information of how much Medicare paid hospitals on average for certain conditions or procedures. You can see the number of Medicare patients treated for certain conditions.