In an effort to help consumers, patients and their families make better healthcare decisions, CIA4H has made data, provided from Hospital Compare, available online to assist in determining the proper location to receive care.
CIA4H does emphasize that this information shouldn’t be the only source – patients should talk with their doctor or healthcare provider about the quality of a hopsital’s care as well.
But, by comparing hospital on specific quality measures, both locally and nationally, consumers will be better prepared to:
- Talk to their doctor or other healthcare provider about the quality of care at Indiana hospitals. Some hospitals specialize in treating certain conditions or performing certain procedures, their doctor or healthcare provider can guide you is selecting the best hospital for their condition.
- Understand why their physician may recommend a specific hospital for surgery. Your physician should also be able to provide information about their surgeon and how many surgeries they perform each year.
- Learn about other patients’ experiences with hospital. Many hospitals survey their patients in regards to hospital satisfaction. The more information they gain the better they can feel about your choice.