Veteranclaims’s Blog

March 29, 2011

Check VA Hospital Compare Site Prior to Getting Medical Treatment

Full article at: Data Spur Changes in VA Care
By THOMAS M. BURTON

“The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in November started posting online comparisons of the nation’s 152 VA hospitals based on patient outcomes: essentially, how likely patients are to survive a visit without complications at one hospital compared with the rest.”

“Still, after seeing that the Kansas City VA Medical Center’s posted surgical-death rate was about 79% higher than expected for the severity of its patients’ illnesses, a veteran might opt for the VA hospitals in St. Louis; Columbia, Mo.; or Wichita, Kan.; which posted relatively lower surgical-fatality rates.”

Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital Compare
This site is for Veterans, family members and their caregivers to compare the performance of their VA hospitals to other VA hospitals. Using this tool, Veterans, family members, and caregivers can compare the hospital care provided to patients

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