Hospital Ratings Assess What Patients Think

06.09.10 | FL News Team

Patients have had their say on how hospitals treated them, and the results are available online. The annual survey of nearly 38-hundred medical centers throughout the U.S. asks recently discharged patients what they thought of the facility and their treatment there. Patients are asked about a variety of topics. They include how well their doctors and nurses communicated, if the facility was clean and quiet, if they were given adequate information about their medication and discharge instructions.

 This year's results were compiled from questionnaires distributed between July 2008 and June 2009. The annual Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems was fed into a massive database of local and regional medical centers. Pick the procedure you need from Health Grades' list and type in your city and state, and up comes the rankings based on patient surveys. The rankings are found online at www.HealthGrades.com