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Finding Medical Care

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Hospital Errors
Hospital-Acquired Infections

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  1. Health Care or Healthcare
  2. Medicare Programs
  3. Nursing Homes
Lists
  1. Dentists (American Dental Association)
      Provides links to dentists by state, city, and specialty.

  2. Dentists (Doctorline)
      Provides links to dentists by state, city, and specialty.

  3. Dentists (GTE - BigBook)
      Provides links to hospitals by state, city, and specialty.

  4. Doctor Finder (American Medical Association)
      Search the American Medical Association's database of physicians by name or specialty for any city in the US.

  5. Doctors (Doctorline)
      Provides links to doctors by state, city, and specialty.

  6. Eye Doctor Finder (American Academy of Opthalmology)
      Search the American Academy of Opthalmology for an opthalmologist anywhere in the US. 1-04

  7. HMO's (Doctorline)
      Provides links to HMO's by state and city.

News
  1. -07-18-07 Reading Hospital Bills (US News)
      "Ninety percent of hospital bills have errors of some kind, estimates Mary Jane Stull, president of the Patient's Advocate, a South Bend, Ind., firm paid by befuddled patients to intercede on their behalf. 'But it's not always intentional,' she says. "You find just as many mistakes for things they've forgotten to charge you for as you find overcharges.' " 07-07

  2. -Best Hospitals (USNews.com)
      "Of the 176 medical centers that appear in this year's edition of America's Best Hospitals, find out which ones earned Honor Roll status, a mark of particular distinction." 06-07

  3. -Best and Worst Hospitals for Heart Attack Survival (USA Today)
      "These hospitals made the government's roster of the best and worst in America, as measured by patients' heart-attack and heart-failure death rates in 2005 and 2006." 06-07

Papers
  1. -08-20-08 Hospital Death Rates (CNN News)
      "If you or a loved one develops pneumonia or has a heart attack and is taken to a hospital, do you know what the chances are of getting out alive?" 08-08

  2. -08-20-08 Hospital Death Rates (Hospital Compare)
      "Search for hospital information based on specific medical conditions or surgical procedures." 08-08

  3. -08-20-08 Picking the Right Hospital Can Save Your Life (CNN News)
      "A new study in the Archives of Internal Medicine says heart attack patients have a higher chance of surviving if brought to one of U.S. News & World Report's Top 50 hospitals for treating heart problems." 08-08

  4. Best Hospitals According to U.S. News (US News)
      "Hospitals are ranked by specialty and not by specific procedures because the goal is to identify facilities that excel at treating a variety of demanding illnesses and procedures within a specialty, not just a few."

      "Out of 5,462 hospitals evaluated, only 173 met that standard in one or more specialties. Most that did are referral centers, places accustomed to seeing the toughest patients and conducting bench-to-bedside research that advances the state of the art." 07-07

  5. Biohazard Medical Waste (BiomedicalWasteSolutions)
      "Biohazardous waste from health care facilities ranges from needles to dressings; regulated medical waste disposal companies handle the management. 06-14

  6. Editors Pick Best Hospitals (U.S. News)
      "We combed through 5,000 hospitals in 16 adult specialties and 10 pediatric specialties to help you find the one that's best for you and your family." 07-10

  7. Nursing Homes (HealthGrades.com)
      Search for nursing homes by state and distance from an area code. Provides ratings of nursing homes based on data from the Health Care Financing Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Accreditation status is obtained from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. 1-04

  8. Physicians (HealthGrades.com)
      Search for physicians by location and specialty. Provides a glossary of specialties. Also allows searches by the physician's name. 7-00

  9. Picking the Right Hospital (HospitalCompare.hhs.gov)
      A quality tool provided by Medicare.

  10. Reviews of Physicians (HealthGrades.com)
      Provides basic information.

  11. Tips on Being a Smart Patient (ABC News)
      "Many U.S. companies are outsourcing customer service, tech and other jobs to India, where they've discovered an educated, cheap and with 1.1 billion people, huge work force." 03-06

   
   


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