Choosing a Hospital

Choosing a Hospital

Hospital Compare is a Web site available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This resource can show you how well participating hospitals take care of their patients with certain conditions and patient satisfaction data.

Click here to get information about the quality of care in hospitals in your area. You can also receive this information by calling toll-free 800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227).

Medicare frequently adds new information and ways to measure care to this site. Hospital Compare will show how often hospitals gave recommended treatments for conditions including:

  • heart attack
  • pneumonia
  • heart failure
  • and more.

Hospital Compare shows how often hospitals provide the right care for their patients at the right time. Currently, the Web site gives information about many of the most common serious medical conditions for older people.

The Web site shows how well hospitals provide treatments usually given for these conditions. You can use this information when talking to your doctor or other healthcare professional about your hospital care.