What is Hospital Compare?
Hospital Compare has information about the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals- Opens in a new window ,including over 130 Veterans Administration (VA) medical centers, across the country. You can use Hospital Compare to find hospitals and compare the quality of their care.
The information on Hospital Compare:
- Helps you make decisions about where you get your health care
- Encourages hospitals to improve the quality of care they provide
In an emergency, you should go to the nearest hospital. When you can plan ahead, discuss the information you find here with your health care provider to decide which hospital will best meet your health care needs.
Learn more in the Guide to Choosing a Hospital- Opens in a new window.
Hospital Compare was created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)- Opens in a new window, in collaboration with organizations representing consumers, hospitals, doctors, employers, accrediting organizations, and other federal agencies.