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Which Web sites offer important information about hospitals?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

These Web sites are great resources for finding hospitals, and for finding out all sorts of nitty-gritty, incriminating details about them, too.

  • Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO)
    Check on hospitals by plugging in your zip code or the hospital's name: http://www.qualitycheck.org
  • American Hospital Association
    Find hospitals in any location on this site: http://www.aha.org/cgi-bin/mqinterconnect
  • Hospital Compare
    How did a hospital fare on treating the big three—heart attacks, heart failure, and pneumonia? Find out here: http://www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov
  • Leap Frog
    Use the search and compare option to rate specific hospitals: http://www.leapfroggroup.org
  • Press Ganey Compass Awards
    This firm provides benchmark measurements for 40% of all US hospitals that have more than 100 beds.See which hospitals in your area received their Compass Awards for superior performance: http://www.pressganey.org
  • HealthGrades
    This private site rates hospitals by their diagnosis and treatment performance: http://www.healthgrades.com
  • Directory of America's Hospitals
    U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks hospitals every year by a number of criteria. See who is on top now: http://www.usnews.com/usnews/health/hospitals/hosp_home.htm
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