Friday, September 3, 2010

New tool helps you compare health care facilities

Have you seen everything on the new federal site? There's quite a bit, true. But we thought one tool was particularly useful. It allows you to enter your zip code and compare up to three hospitals, nursing homes and dialysis facilities in your area. For hospitals, you can compare ratings based on general performance, how it treats medical conditions and its surgical procedures.

For nursing homes, you get an overall rating as well as ratings on health inspections, nursing home staffing, quality measures, which programs participate, # of certified beds and the type of ownership.

Pretty cool. Check it out here.