Choosing a Hospital

By: Kelly Sparks
By: Kelly Sparks

When you find your in a situation where you need medical care, you want the best possible treatment you can find.

Right now, there’s a big push by Medicare to try and improve the quality of care in hospitals. They have started off by addressing specific areas they believe are important.

The five areas under close watch include the evaluation of pneumonia, congested heart failure, heart attack, joint replacements and bypass surgery.

These procedures are being monitored carefully because either the diagnosis comes up often, the procedure is performed regularly or the treatment is very complicated and requires careful attention.

For more information about hospitals in your area. You can check out any of the websites listed below, but remember to double check to see when the information was collected. Plus, remember websites are only one source of information. Check with family, friends and your physician to see which hospital best fits your needs.

http://www.hospitalcompare.com/
http://www.jcho.org/
http://www.healthgrades.com/
http://www.nursinghome.com/


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