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This is Section II of the 2017 Massachusetts Edition of Finding the Best Healthcare You Can Afford. “It emphasizes the importance of choosing one or more hospitals as the core of your healthcare system because: (a) hospital quality is more measurable and the results available to consumers than any other component of healthcare; and (b) with the exception of medical groups, physician quality can only be judged, albeit imperfectly, by the hospitals with which they are affiliated and at which they trained.”
Content of this report on choosing Massachusetts hospitals includes:
•Hospital rankings for safety, deaths, readmissions, complications and infections;
•Top rated hospitals for cardiology, maternity, cancer, orthopedic and emergency care;
The other two sections Choosing a Doctor and Choosing a Health Plan are introduced herein and will be issued as separate Kindle books in the future. The complete report also contains.
•Selection criteria for primary care doctors, specialists and medical groups;
•Reviews of over 40 online services to help choose the best doctors, hospitals and health plans;
•Health plan terminology and types of plans – HMOs, PPOs, EPOs, ACOs;
•Guides to Medicare, Medicaid and the state health insurance exchange;
•Health plan ratings
•Tools to compare health plan costs.
The author has advised some of the most prominent HMOs, voluntary hospitals and health insurers in the country, has written extensively about healthcare, finance and environmental issues and has been invited to speak to numerous healthcare groups