Hospital Safety Ratings and Consumer Choice

In a technologically-driven society, the consumer is able to research a wide variety of products and services before they make a choice. This is also true with healthcare. A recent investigative report by, an online media group has some revealing information about the state of quality healthcare in the state of Minnesota. Information about doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities can be found in our own state of New Hampshire as well. The Leap Frog Group as well as Health Grades provide valuable information about doctors, hospitals and their ratings based on patient surveys and information they’ve provided regarding health outcomes.
Consumer choice, doctor and hospital transparency and accountability are good things that will eventually lead to an increase in patient safety. Just as you would perform research before making a big ticket purchase, it’s important to do the same due diligence when it comes to healthcare decisions.