Provides statistics on the quality of care provided by hospitals throughout the United States as measured against recommended standards. Created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA). Emphasizes care geared toward heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia. Compares the quality of care provided in the acute-care hospitals (general hospitals) and critical access hospitals (small, remote hospitals) that agree to submit data.
Mode of access: World Wide Web from the HHS web site. p (supplemental material and documentation). Current access is available via PURLs.
Description based on contents viewed on July 11, 2005; title from home page caption.