Federal government gives 1 to 5 stars and compares hospital ratings for heart attack (AMI), heart failure, pneumonia, COPD, stroke, hip & knee, preventing surgery infections, timeliness of Emergency (ER) dept., use of medical imaging in 2017 – 2018. Includes death rate comparisons from heart failure, heart attack, pneumonia, COPD, stroke, CABG; and return to hospital (readmission) rates. Click on Timely & Effective Care, or Complications. Shows patient satisfaction HCAHPS ratings from 2017 – 2018. Some info on colonoscopies and cataracts. Editor’s Pick because the government standardized broad ratings for all hospitals, and most ratings are based on more than just Medicare patients. However, it is still complicated. Small volume hospitals will not show data for some measures. Be sure to click on Show Graphs or View More Details. Today’s stars may reflect older data than shown at the website. Read the fine print
WhyNotTheBest.org is a helpful website to check hospital ratings, although data are a bit old. Shows trends and in many cases which hospital has the best performance in the country. Currently using 2015-2016 data for most measures. Some measure are older. Heart care, pneumonia, surgery, patient satisfaction, survival rates (mortality) and more. Trends are shown for many hospitals, and you might be able to find Top Performers in the country at this website. Operated by IPRO
Emergency Room (ER) and Urgent Care wait times are posted online and updated every few minutes by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (Manitoba, Canada) as a convenience to patients. Compare the average wait time and the number of patients currently waiting for emergency care at Concordia, Grace, HSC Adult, HSC Children’s, Seven Oaks, St. Boniface and Victoria Urgent Care centre. emergency and urgent care centres. Time shown is the expected waiting between being registered, and actually being seen by the doctor or nurse practitioner. It also shows how many patients are being treated at the time of the update. Regardless of the predicted wait, the sickest patients will be seen first.