Comparing the Quality of Health Care Facilities

Choosing the right health care facility requires the best available information on both price and quality.

Call Tandem Care to receive the most current and accurate information on the cost of your health care services. Then visit the links below, or ask your Tandem Nurse, for helpful quality comparisons of the health care facilities in your area.

All of the sites listed below are free and do not require registration. Tandem Care did not participate in the compilation of any of the quality data contained in any of these sites, nor does Tandem Care make any representations or guarantees about the accuracy of the information contained in these sites, or the quality of care provided by any doctor or facility.

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This website includes many valuable resources and guides to choosing health care facilities. It includes links to articles and reports on consumer ratings, clinical performance measures, and accreditations.

Leapfrog allows employers and consumers to research and compare hospitals that participate in the Leapfrog survey, on several patient safety and quality practices.

Hospital Compare is a tool created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Hospital Quality Alliance. Here you will find information on how well hospitals care for patients with certain medical conditions or surgical procedures, and results from a survey of patients about the quality of care they received during a recent hospital stay.

Why Not the Best is a health care quality resource sponsored by the Commonwealth Fund. This site offers hospital quality comparative data using evidence-based care, patient experience, readmission and mortality rates, and costs as measures.

Quality Check is a searchable database of comparative quality information compiled by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.

NH Quality Care is sponsored by the Foundation for Healthy Communities and Northeast Health Care Quality Foundation.n It compares how hospitals in New Hampshire provide certain recommended care in the treatment of myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical procedures.

My Health Care Options is an online resource provided by the Massachusetts Health Care Quality and Cost Council.

Contact Tandem Care with your feedback on these sites or others that we should add to this resource list.

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