February 2019
Hospital Ratings

​How to Understand Hospital Ratings

There are many hospital rating tools. Each tool looks at different things, so a hospital may score high with one tool and lower with another tool. You should look at each tool to see what it rates and choose the one that best fits your interest. As an example, if you are having surgery, then look at the tools that rate infections after surgery or the rate of complications for that surgery. No one tool is the best for every condition.

Below is a table of common rating tools, what decides each rating, and what scale is used.


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