Navigation Links
New Site Compares Pennsylvania Hospitals
Date:3/23/2009

Search by Procedure and Facility to Inform Healthcare Decisions

PHILADELPHIA, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers can now make even more informed decisions when selecting a hospital for treatment, thanks to a new Web site offering searches by procedure and facility.

Synthesizing extensive data from the 2003-2007 Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council's Public Hospital Performance Reports (PHC4) into a searchable format, http://www.pa-hospital-search.com provides data on more than 150 hospitals in Southeastern, Central/Northeastern and Western Pennsylvania.

When they visit the site, consumers can:

  • get background on over 50 common medical conditions and procedures, from abnormal heartbeat to vascular procedures;
  • view mortality rates, average hospital stays and regionally-adjusted costs, and readmission for complications and infections;
  • compare this information to regional and statewide data, from 2003-2007; and
  • provide feedback on the usefulness of data.

The data was compiled, and will be updated as new PHC4 data becomes available, by Philadelphia-based civil justice law firm Anapol, Schwartz, Weiss, Cohan, Feldman & Smalley, P.C. Future enhancements to http://www.pa-hospital-search.com/?ID=20090307 will allow consumers to generate customized reports offering side-by-side treatment and cost information on specific procedures at multiple hospitals.

Committed to identifying consumer risks before they impact the greater population, Anapol Schwartz also plans to unveil in the near future a site raising awareness about adverse prescription drug reactions.

Since its founding in 1977, Anapol Schwartz has handled medical malpractice, medical device, and pharmaceutical mass tort, among other matters, obtaining many multimillion dollar settlements and verdicts for victims of others' gross negligence. With more than 25 attorneys, the firm maintains law offices in Philadelphia, Media, Reading and Harrisburg, Pa., as well as Cherry Hill, N.J. and Wheeling, W.Va.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Anapol Schwartz
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Largest Study to Date Compares Cholesterol Treatment in HIV Patients & Patients Without HIV Infection
2. Study compares 2 nonsurgical treatments for reflux disease
3. Study compares strategies for BK virus nephropathy
4. New Spanish Consumer Guide Compares Diabetes Meds
5. New Spanish-Language Consumer Guide Compares Oral Diabetes Medications
6. First of its kind study compares high school knee injuries by sport and gender
7. Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs Compares Best Medicines for Less
8. Pennsylvania Sees Increase in Tuberculosis, Emphasizing Need for Awareness
9. Pennsylvanias CHIP Program to Promote Awareness of Health Insurance Options During Cover The Uninsured Week
10. AARP Pennsylvania Pleased by House Committee Action
11. Highmark Offers Resources to Help Pennsylvanians Without Health Insurance During Cover the Uninsured Week
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... As health ... medicine known as “patient engagement.” The patient is doing more than filling out a ... , “There is an increasing emphasis in health care and research on the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Pharmacy (SOP) alumni Hannah Randall, PharmD ‘17, and Jennifer Huggins, PharmD ’17, ... guideline updates for the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases during the 15th ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... most influential people in business to advocate for action towards gender equality at their ... 18,000 views from around the globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From ... every danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the ... is a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... WAUSAU, Wis. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 ... ... formulated standard products to meet the demand of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities ... team of probiotic experts and tested to meet the highest standard. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)...  BioPharmX Corporation (NYSE MKT: BPMX) researchers were part ... way to use nonlinear optical imaging to confirm the ... A presentation ... how researchers from BioPharmX and the Wellman Center for ... suite of imaging techniques in what is called "Pharmacokinetic ...
(Date:10/11/2017)...  True Health, a leader in integrated diagnostics ... National Breast Cancer Awareness month to educate doctors ... Research recently published in ... than 10 million American women are at significant ... BRCA2 and have not had testing. These mutations can ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... COUNTY, Calif. , Oct. 10, 2017  NDS received FDA ... Mobile  — a medical-grade battery-powered display stand specifically designed for endoscopy ... to transform technology into a clinical solution to support the improvement ... Innovative Design ... ZeroWire Mobile Wireless Solution ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: