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National Ad Campaign Highlights Patient Ratings For More Than 1,000 Local U.S. Hospitals
Date:5/20/2008

elp quickly -- one of the features in the newspaper ads -- and patients' overall rating of the hospital.

Hospital Compare was created by CMS in collaboration with the Hospital Quality Alliance, a private/public partnership that includes the American Hospital Association, the Federation of American Hospitals, the Association of American Medical Colleges, AARP and the AFL-CIO. Hospital Compare is also supported by other major medical associations, consumer groups, measurement and accrediting bodies, government, and other groups who share a commitment to improving hospital quality.

To access the Hospital Compare Web site, please visit: http://www.HospitalCompare.HHS.gov. Other tools are available at http://www.medicare.gov to compare the quality of Medicare health plans, nursing homes, home health agencies, and dialysis facilities.


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