Online Tool Ranks Hospital Performance
A new Web site called NetDoc.com offers an informational hospital ranking tool for health care professionals and consumers that lets them see how the hospitals in their area measure up.
According to NetDoc.com, knowing about hospital performance can make a difference in patient outcomes as not all hospitals are created equal. Hospitals are plotted on a GoogleMap and color-coded for quick reference. Rank is based on benchmarks set out by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in four categories: Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and Surgical Care Improvement/Surgical Infection Prevention.
To get a map for a particular area, users must visit http://netdoc.com/hospital-rankings and enter a ZIP code.