Compare the Quality of Care…

 among Doctors

Massachusetts Health Quality Partners compares 150 physician groups (not individual doctors) on 31 measures including how well they treat diabetes or depression and whether they provide recommended cancer screening tests.  MHQP also surveys patients to find out how satisfied they are with care at these physician practices.

MHQP is a “coalition of physicians, hospitals, health plans, purchasers, consumers, academics, and government agencies working together to promote improvement in the quality of health care services in Massachusetts.”

My Health Care Options is a state run site that offers similar comparisons for physician group practices in Massachusetts.

among Hospitals

My Health Care Options uses one to three stars to rate hospitals on obstetrics, heart disease, bone and joint care and patient satisfaction (among other measures).  The site tells you whether hospitals are more or less expensive as compared to state averages.  It does not provide exact prices at individual hospitals.

Hospital Compare shows you how hospitals in a specific area compare to the national average when it comes to patient care.

PatientCareLink, a hospital quality and patient safety website that helps patients learn who is on the care teams at various hospitals (unit specific), as well as what’s being done in the provider community about reducing readmissions, mortality, and other serious reportable events. That site is sponsored jointly by MHA and the Organization of Nurse Leaders of MA-RI.

among Labs

We could not find a source that compares the quality of care at labs in Massachusetts.  If you find a source please let us know.

among Nursing Homes

Medicare runs Nursing Home Compare. It uses a five star rating scale to measure: overall quality, health inspections, staffing, quality measures and several other ways to assess nursing home care.







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