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Posted by medconsumers on January 1, 2000

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
See how your local hospitals perform according to quality care standards.

Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths
Read the 15 steps that hospital patients can take to reduce the chance of hospital-acquired infection.

Compare Hospitals
Using Medicare study results from Dartmouth Medical School researchers, Consumer Reports helps you compare hospitals in your area in terms of cost, number of doctor visits, and the number of days spent in the hospital. Read the explanation for why aggressive care does not improve outcomes, even for life-threatening conditions, and can sometimes shorten life.

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Rates in New York State
Maintained by the New York State Department of Health, this Web site contains data of surgeon and hospital volumes as well as mortality rates for Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery.

The Leapfrog Group

Provides ratings of 1,300 U.S. hospitals on information about infection prevention measures.

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