The information on Hospital Compare can help you make decisions about where you get your health care. This information also encourages hospitals to improve the quality of care they provide. In an emergency, you should go to the nearest hospital. When you can plan ahead, discuss the information you find on Hospital Compare with your health care provider to decide which hospital will best meet your health care needs.
Hospital Compare is Medicare’s quality transparency website that has information about the quality of care at more than 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals. Use Hospital Compare to find hospitals and compare the quality of their care. The information displayed on Focus on Hospitals is collected from patient discharge records for all hospital types and multiple payers, therefore these two websites will not always display the same rates per measure.