July 02, 2009
Whether you need an annual check-up or a major procedure, it's smart to do a little research before you decide where to go for care. The good news: It's easy to find information to help you choose.
When you evaluate hospitals, think about:
When you look for a doctor, consider these factors:
The Leapfrog Group encourages hospitals to adopt safety measures and release safety statistics to consumers. To see the group's standards and findings, visit their Website: The Leapfrog Group
Humana members can compare Leapfrog data quickly and easily using the Compare Hospitals Tool on MyHumana. Also, Physician Finder Plus, Humana's online provider search tool, shows whether a hospital is part of the Leapfrog Program.
Bridges to Excellence promotes safe, effective, and patient-centered doctor office and patient care practices. The group rewards doctors who achieve certification, based on quality ratings. To see if your doctor has received one of these patient safety awards, check out Physician Finder Plus.
Find out more at Bridges to Excellence
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