Finding Quality Care
NCQA's Recognized Physician Directory allows you to identify physicians in your area who demonstrate a high level of performance in providing care.
National Quality Forum, a private, not-for-profit membership organization, develops and implements a national strategy for health care quality measurement and report. The link provides comprehensive information on patient safety and health care improvement.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is a division of the US Health and Human Services Administration, which supports research designed to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for Americans.
New York State Physician Profile provides detailed information on a provider including education, specialty, office locations, languages spoken, hospital affiliations, and any legal actions.
The Joint Commission maintains a Quality Check tool that can be used by consumers to compare providers or health care facilities to determine whether they provide the quality of care the patient needs.
Hospital Compare from Why Not the Best? See how well US hospitals perform on measures of evidence-based care, patient experience, readmission and mortality rates, and costs.
Skilled Nursing Facility - This is sometimes the needed step between the hospital and your own home.