Illinois consumers can now pore over an abundant amount of data, mostly much of it unpublished, about Illinois hospitals and surgery centers on a state-sponsored Web site. The website will include information on what these medical providers charge, how many procedures they perform, how often they deliver recommended care, and how consumers rate their care. They can also find which hospitals use registered nurses most often or which Illinois hospitals perform the most cesarean sections. This will help people become better consumers of medical services and hold medical providers accountable for their performance. The state will also add a great deal of additional information to the Web site over the next year. For example, the website will soon include information about the number of hospital-acquired infections each institution has. The current data includes information on which hospitals adhere most often to the recommended standards of care for patients with heart attacks. This website will help Illinois consumers track medical mistakes.
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