Visitors to WAHospitalQuality.org can compare hospitals and see what hospitals are doing best at infection control, patient satisfaction, C-section rates, emergency department wait times, heart attack and stroke response, and more.
The website is free and publically accessible, and provides the following functionality:
Compiles safety data on almost 90 measures that is reported to state and federal agencies, and pairs that data with definitions, explanations and tips to help inform and educate patients;
Presents safety data in an accessible, understandable way and with simple navigation;
Prompts patients and their families to ask questions of their hospital care teams;
Provides the ability to compare hospitals on different measures;
Explains the importance of the different measures in plain language;
Provides contact information and links for all hospitals.