Medicare Hospital Compare
Hospital Compare is a consumer-oriented website that provides information on how well hospitals provide recommended care to their patients.
Hospital Compare displays the Survey of Patients’ Hospital Experiences, using data collected from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Survey. The intent of the HCAHPS initiative is to provide a standardized survey instrument and data collection methodology for measuring patients' perspectives on hospital care. This website also displays Medicare inpatient hospital payment information and the number of Medicare patients treated (volume) for certain illnesses or diagnoses Medicare Severity-Diagnosis Related Groups (MS-DRG)- Opens in a new window Hospital Compare shows information for each hospital on selected MS-DRGs from October 2007 through September 2008.