In the midst of this morning's rush hour--that's when I unload the dishwasher, cook breakfast, throw in a load of laundry and try to remember to feed the dog--I was, as usual, listening to NPR. I heard an quick report on a new(ish?) website set up by the Department of Health and Human Services. It's called Hospital Compare and it seems like a pretty useful tool. The site allows users to search and compare hospitals all over the country, and examine them against one another based on many criteria, including different categories of patient experience, hospital outcome of care and hospital process of care.
Making informed choices for our families are what being a Mama is all about, right? I'm a food label reader, I'm the sunscreen police, I'm a car safety rating examiner, and now, I'm a hospital comparer.
A smart Mama is an informed Mama.