Where can people turn to get unbiased information about the quality of care provided by the thousands of doctors, hospitals, and long-term care providers in California? A new website, CalQualityCare.org, is one good place to go. It was recently created as a one-stop resource to compare hospitals, medical groups, and long term care facilities. CalQualityCare.org is the result of a partnership between the California Healthcare Foundation (CHCF) a non-profit philanthropy, and Consumer Reports and their commitment to ensure all Californians have access to better healthcare.
Free and easy-to-use, the website features rating information on California hospitals, medical groups, nursing homes, and other long-term care facilities, and reviews a range of measures—such as patient experience, nursing home staffing levels, and hospital quality (including ER wait times). In addition, CalQualityCare.org provides tips and checklists about how to choose a health care provider, questions to ask, how to pay for care, and what to do if something goes wrong.