Web Site Comparing U.S. Hospitals Expanded The Department of Health and Human Services has beefed up its Web site that compares hospitals, making more information available to consumers.
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Web Site Comparing U.S. Hospitals Expanded

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

And you can read more about your local hospital online. NPR's Joanne Silberner has more.

JOANNE SILBERNER: A few years ago, the Department of Health and Human Services started its Web site, Hospitalcompare.hhs.gov. The Web site shows how well hospitals treat a variety of common conditions. It also shows hospital survival rates for people with heart attacks or congestive heart failure and how the hospital compares to others around the country. This week, the government began posting information on how well hospitals treat childhood asthma. And now consumers can find out what percent of patients with pneumonia or heart conditions died at a given hospital.

Joanne Silberner, NPR News, Washington.

INSKEEP: And that's Your Health for this Thursday morning.

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