About Hospital Compare data
Hospital Compare- Opens in a new window is part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Quality Initiative. The Hospital Quality Initiative- Opens in a new window uses a variety of tools to help stimulate and support improvements in the quality of care delivered by hospitals. The intent is to help improve hospitals’ quality of care by distributing objective, easy to understand data on hospital performance, and quality information from consumer perspectives.
This section provides information on the data sources and methodology for the quality measures posted on Hospital Compare.
About using government data
Works of the U.S. government are in the public domain and permission is not required to reuse them. An attribution to the agency as the source is appreciated. Your materials, however, should not give the false impression of government endorsement of your commercial products or services. See 42 U.S.C. 1320b-10.
If you are a hospital and have questions or concerns about your data, refer to the Note to Hospitals- Opens in a new window.