Medicare Publishes Infection Rates with Hospital Compare Tool
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are now offering an innovative resource to help patients select quality hospital facilities with the Hospital Compare tool. This new feature on the Medicaid website provides detailed information about hospital-acquired infection rates at various healthcare facilities, in addition to detailed patient satisfaction feedback secured from previous hospital visitors.
This tool comes at a time where patients succumbing to hospital-acquired infections have dramatically increased, becoming the nation’s leading cause of death, according to a recent article from the National Journal. Medicare is taking positive steps to combat this issue with the Hospital Compare tool as it empowers consumers with information they need to make well-informed decisions about important healthcare treatments.
Check out this link to learn more about Medicare’s new Hospital Compare Tool: Hospital Infection Rates Now on Medicare Website