The Comparative Guide to American Hospitals
"These data will help those with heart conditions and pneumonia make informed decisions about their healthcare and encourage hospitals to improve the quality of care they provide. Large medical, hospital, and public libraries are most likely to benefit from this weighty resource."
-Library Journal

The Comparative Guide to American Hospitals
Fourth Edition


Four Volume Set, 1,900 pages

Pub. Date: August 2014
ISBN: 978-1-61925-457-2
Price: $425.00

Volume 1: Eastern Region
ISBN: 978-1-61925-459-6
Price: $135.00

Volume 2: Southern Region
ISBN: 978-1-61925-459-6
Price: $135.00

Volume 3: Central Region
ISBN: 978-61925-460-2
Price: $135.00

Volume 4: Western Region
ISBN: 978-1-61925-461-9
Price: $135.00

EBook ISBN: 978-1-61925-462-6 EBook Vendors

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This new fourth edition compares all of the nationís hospitals by 47 measures of quality in the treatment of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical procedures, pregnancy care and, new to this edition, childrenís asthma care, medical imaging and patient satisfaction.

The Comparative Guide to American Hospitals provides a snapshot profile of each of the nations 4,300+ hospitals. These informative profiles illustrate how the hospital rates when providing 47 different treatments (26 are new to this edition) within seven broad categories:

Each profile includes the raw percentage for that hospital, the state average, the US average and data on the top hospital. For easy access to contact information, each profile includes the hospitals address, phone and fax numbers, email and web addresses, type and accreditation along with 5 top key administrations. These profiles will allow the user to quickly identify the quality of the hospital and have the necessary information at their fingertips to make contact with that hospital.

Plus, regional volumes make locating information about hospitals in your area quicker and easier than ever before.

Most importantly, The Comparative Guide to American Hospitals provides an easy-to-use Regional State by State Statistical Summary Tables for each of the data elements to allow the user to quickly locate the hospitals with the best level of service. Plus, a 30-Day Mortality Chart, Glossary of Terms and Regional Hospital Profile Index make this a must-have source.

This new, expanded edition will be a must for the reference collection at all public, medical and academic libraries.

Four Volume Set, 1,900 pages

Pub. Date: August 2014
ISBN: 978-1-61925-457-2
Price: $425.00

Volume 1: Eastern Region
ISBN: 978-1-61925-459-6
Price: $135.00

Volume 2: Southern Region
ISBN: 978-1-61925-459-6
Price: $135.00

Volume 3: Central Region
ISBN: 978-61925-460-2
Price: $135.00

Volume 4: Western Region
ISBN: 978-1-61925-461-9
Price: $135.00

EBook ISBN: 978-1-61925-462-6 EBook Vendors

Note: If you find this work does not fit your budget, please print out this page and bring it to your local library. There is a reasonable chance they either have a copy, can direct you to a library that does, or will be willing to purchase it for their reference collection.