Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Interesting : Online Tool Lets Seattle-Area Residents Compare Health Care Performance

The Puget Sound Health Alliance has launched an online tool that lets consumers research the performance of medical facilities in the Seattle area, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports.

The Community Checkup report lets users search for performance data on several health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease and depression. The site also provides information on how consistently health care facilities provide recommended care to patients. 

The Web site includes performance results for 26 hospitals, 14 medical groups and many clinics in the Seattle area. 

The information on the site was compiled using public data from HHS. Later this year, the Health Alliance will publish the second Community Checkup report and update the online information (Black, 
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 9/9).

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