Health Care Quality: How Do You Know if Your Hospital is Safe?

From PolitickerNJ, March 24, 2015

As healthcare consumers, we are bombarded with glowing ads boasting that our local hospital is the best in cardiac care, or best in patient satisfaction, or is ranked first in the state for performing a delicate procedure. Do these ads and ratings give us the information we need to make the important and often difficult decision as to where we will get the hospital care we need?