This web site is intended to provide you with objective, reliable and easily accessible information to help you select the best health care treatment options. It contains a list of measures that offer a way of evaluating the success or failure of a treatment of care. The web site also offers tips and information you should consider as a patient, future patient, or if you have a family member who is a patient or will be undergoing surgery in the near future.
In addition to helping you choose the right treatment and the right provider, the measures presented on this web site are used by the health care industry and government to identify areas within a hospital that need improvement and to track progress over time. The information also allows hospitals and health care professionals to see how well other hospitals are performing compared to their own hospital's performance.
By using nationally recommended treatments or "best practices" and by displaying hospital outcomes, this web site provides information to help you recognize and get the best quality care for your health.