Website Launched to Help Patients Compare Local Hospitals and Physicians

According to a press release, ” The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation today launched the nation’s most comprehensive online directory for patients to find reliable information on the quality of health care provided by physicians and hospitals in their communities. From Maine to California, medical patients can scroll over a U.S. map and find web-based resources to help them choose a doctor or hospital in their town based on whether patients received recommended tests and treatment, the outcomes of their care, their experience with providers, or the overall cost of care.”

recent study found that 80 percent of Internet users look for health information online.  The RWJ’s Comparing Health Care Quality: A National Directory lists websites of publicly available reports on the performance of physicians and hospitals nationwide, allowing users to compare  the cost and quality of hospital care in a easier way.

For more information on RWJ’s online directory, click here.

Source: Business Wire

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. sachiye@vertices.com

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