When you head to a hospital you want to make sure that you are going to a trusted hospital that has a good rating in the specific condition that you may have. Many patients do not know that hospital ratings and rankings in specific conditions are public knowledge. With just the right type of research you will be able to make sure that you are going to a trusted hospital and getting the quality care that you need.
Here is how you can check up on the quality care scores of almost any hospital in the United States.
HealthInsight. HealthInsight offers a hospital ranking system. This system uses a complex system that uses Medicare and Medicare scores as well as various surveys by those that are in the hospital. There are various factors that go into the HealthInsight score. This score is a great way to know what the quality of the hospital care is.
HealthGrade. HealthGrade offers a ranking of specific hospitals by condition. Each state has their own HealthGrade score. The HealthGrade score is based off of claims data and based off of how many claims are made for a specific condition or type of specialty care.
U.S. News & World Report. Every year the magazine U.S. News & World Report puts out an issue known as the Best Hospitals issue. This lists the best hospitals in the United States for a number of different qualities. There is general care, patient care and specialty care. These results are figured on a scale that measures mortality rates, quality care characteristics and reputation of the hospital.