Since 1999, Healthcare Quality Reports has published information on the quality of care administered by hospitals, including data on (1) patient satisfaction and (2) care outcomes. If you know in advance that you or a family member will need hospital care, this information can help you compare hospitals and choose among them. You can also visit hospitals or ask friends and family for their thoughts and experiences.
Learn what Medicare patients say about their experiences with hospitals in Rhode Island by looking at the HCAHPS Survey results online at Hospital Compare. The site shows results of patient satisfaction surveys.
Find out how often hospital patients receive the right treatment at the right time. These reports also show health conditions that good hospital care may prevent.
The Office of Facilities Regulation endeavors to raise the quality of life for the state’s hospital patients. Facilities are regularly inspected to ensure that individuals receive appropriate and high quality services in safe environments, that their rights are protected, and that quality is measured.
The Joint Commission has established performance standards that hospitals licensed by the State of Rhode Island must meet to be accredited. Data gathered by our state inspectors feeds a national system that compares nursing home quality on a five star rating. Hospital performance in meeting those performance standards can be compared on their site. (more)