Patient Safety

It's important to take an active role in your health care. Here are resources to help.

The Leapfrog Group
Most medical errors during hospitalization are preventable. Learn how to choose hospitals that have key patient safety practices in place to reduce medical mistakes.

Hospital Compare
The quality of care you receive in a hospital can make a difference in your recovery. Use this tool from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to see how the hospitals in your area score in providing the recommended care for heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia.