“Hospital Compare” is part of the U.S. Government website for Medicare. Using this tool, you can select specific hospitals in your community and compare the quality of their care.
The website address is https://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.html
The site allows you to compare hospitals on a variety of different measures, for example:
— Cost of care
— Rates of readmissions and deaths following hospitalization
— Patients’ responses to survey questions such as “Would you recommend this hospital to your family and friends?”
Below is a sample chart from “Hospital Compare,” showing patients’ responses to a survey question at three different hospitals.