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U.S. Web Site Helps Consumers Compare Hospitals
Date:5/22/2008

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS), the first national, standardized, publicly reported survey of patient opinions about the quality of their care.

The survey results included on Hospital Compare cover 10 main areas of patient experience, including how often doctors and nurses communicated well with patients, how often patients received help quickly, and patients' overall rating of hospitals.

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-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, news release, May 20, 2008


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