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    Hospital Compare has information about the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the country including Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH). You can use Hospital Compare to compare the quality of the care provided at SBUH with other hospitals.

    The website can be accessed by going directly to http://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/. Once on the Hospital Compare site, users can find hospitals by:

    1. proximity to a city or ZIP code;
    2. specific state or county; and
    3. name.

    After selecting the SBUH or other hospitals of interest, you can examine information about the quality of care provided for the following aspects of healthcare:

    • Timely and effective care: How often and how quickly each hospital gives recommended treatments for certain conditions like heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, children’s asthma, and for surgical patients.
    • Readmissions, complications and deaths.
    • Use of medical imaging: How a hospital uses outpatient medical imaging tests (like CT scans and MRIs).
    • Survey of patients’ experiences: How recently-discharged patients responded to a national survey about their hospital experience. For example, how well a hospital’s doctors and nurses communicate with patients and how well they manage their patients’ pain.
    • Number of Medicare patients: How many people with Medicare have had certain procedures or have been treated for certain conditions at each hospital.
    • Medicare payment: Information about how much Medicare pays hospitals.

    We are interested in your feedback and questions. Please send an email to: sbuh_Quality@notes.cc.sunysb.edu to let us know if this is helpful, or if you need something you can't find here.