There are a number of factors you should consider when choosing a hospital or ambulatory surgical center. This Web site provides you with several quality measures and tools for comparison that can help you in your decision process. Always consult with your doctor or health care provider about which health care facility would work best for you.
When talking to your doctor you may want to ask
It will also be useful to know whether the health care facility
Your insurance company or health plan will be able to provide crucial information, such as whether
Choosing a hospital is not easy, and often you do not have a choice. Always use the information you find here in conjunction with your physician's or surgeon's advice. Always ask questions, and always voice concerns.
For further guidance in choosing a hospital, visit http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/qnt/qnthosp.htm.