There are a number of ways to define quality of care, and a variety of methods for researching health care providers. While some review sites might focus on the color of waiting room furniture, others look at objective criteria such as patient outcomes.
Below are some sites that provide insights about our surgical team. Before you start, we strongly recommend you read the insightful article by ProPublica, “Making the Cut: Why Choosing the Right Surgeon Matters Even More than You Know.”
ProPublica calculated death and complication rates for surgeons performing one of eight elective procedures in Medicare, carefully adjusting for differences in patient health, age and hospital quality. Use this database to know more about a surgeon before your operation.
This site, run by the California Health Care Foundation, focuses primarily on hospitals in California.
California Healthcare Compare
This site is run by Consumer’s Union and the California Department of Insurance.