How can quality reports help you find the right hospital?
Knowing how to find the right hospital is just as important to a patient who needs to have surgery as it is to a doctor offering advice. Hospital quality reports contain details on things like different hospitals’ specializations or information on how frequently particular treatments are performed. You can also compare different hospitals using hospital search engines.
Especially if your treatment is planned, you will have time to consider which hospital would be the best fit for you. You also have the legal right to choose the hospital yourself. When making a decision, many people rely on their own personal impressions or advice from friends, family or co-workers. That might be helpful, but it can also prove to be of limited value, because a single experience can’t properly reflect the level of quality of an entire hospital. You can only really find out how good treatment is at a hospital if the outcomes are known for all of the patients. This is why hospitals publish quality reports, which provide information on the work done at the hospitals.