How good is your hospital?

Databases help take the guesswork out of choosing a hospital.

Sooner or later, most of us spend some time in a hospital. In an emergency, you don't have much choice, but instead rush to the closest one. For an episode of worsening heart failure or a planned procedure like bypass surgery, however, you may have your pick of hospitals. Choosing among them isn't the most straightforward task.

To continue reading this article, you must login.
  • Research health conditions
  • Check your symptoms
  • Prepare for a doctor's visit or test
  • Find the best treatments and procedures for you
  • Explore options for better nutrition and exercise
Learn more about the many benefits and features of joining Harvard Health Online »