Archive for July 24th, 2012

July 24, 2012

Nursing home and hospital comparison websites are revamped

CMS recently updated and redesigned Hospital Compare and Nursing Home Compare to include new tools like findings from nursing home inspections.

Both sites contain important data on how well these facilities perform on quality measures – such as the frequency of infections that develop in the hospital, how often patients have to be readmitted to the hospital, and the percentage of nursing residents who report having moderate to severe pain while staying in the nursing homes. Researchers will now be able to access the data on both of these sites through mobile ready applications.