How good are hospitals in Georgia? Is your heart attack treatment better at one hospital and cancer outcomes better at another? Are chances of survival better at some hospitals?
Medicare has a hospital compare tool that allows you compare how well hospitals care for patients with certain medical conditions or surgical procedures. Using surveys by patients and other data you can be in charge of your own care.
Hospital Compare is a consumer-oriented website that provides information on how well hospitals provide recommended care to their patients.
Detailed information on over 4,700 hospitals across the nation is provided. You can find all the ones near you for comparison by entering your zip code or city name. Choose up to three hospitals to compare at once against quality measures such as how soon surgery patients received antibiotics, hospital mortality rates (rates of patients dying within 30 days of being admitted to the hospital, compared to the national average), and patient satisfaction survey results. All of this data helps you see how well patients are treated and whether the hospitals follow recommended health care procedures.