Selecting quality health care services for you, your relatives or friends requires special thought, attention and access to the right resources. The NH Purchasers Group on Health has prepared this Hospital Quality and Cost information to assist you in making a more informed selection. Knowing what to look for in patient satisfaction, patient safety, clinical quality measures, as well as knowing the cost of services will help you choose a facility that provides the care that best meets the needs of you and your family. Please click the View Results Button to begin.


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Web Sites, Resources and Helpful Links

AHRQ
www.ahrq.gov
US Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Health Research and Quality

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
www.anthem.com

American Academy of Pediatrics
www.aap.org
Offers a comprehensive menu of information on children and healthcare.

American Diabetes Association
www.diabetes.org
Connects visitors to easy-to-understand information on diabetes.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov
Click on "Health & Safety Topics" selections for information on Diseases & Conditions, Health Promotion, Vaccines & Immunizations and more.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
www.cms.hhs.gov/quality/hospital
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (formerly the Health Care Financing Administration) hosts this website which links to information regarding the National Voluntary Hospital Reporting Initiative, a public resource on hospital performance with easy-to-read information on quality for consumers.

Cigna Healthcare
www.cigna.com

Foundation for Healthy Communities
www.healthynh.com
This nonprofit corporation exists to improve health and health care, and includes New Hampshire hospitals, health plans, clinicians, home care agencies and public policy leaders. Its website features a downloadable N.H. Prescription Guide, N.H. Prevention Guidelines and more.

Harvard Pilgrim
www.harvardpilgrim.org

Healthfinder®
www.healthfinder.gov
Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this award-winning website for consumers links to information from more than 1,700 health-related organizations.

Hospital Compare
www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov
Hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this site provides information on how well hospitals in your area care for adult patients with certain medical conditions. It was created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and organizations representing hospitals, doctors, employers, accrediting organizations, other federal agencies and the public.

The Leapfrog Group
www.leapfroggroup.org
Focuses on the quality of certain aspects of care relevant to urban area hospitals and provides important information and solutions for consumers and healthcare providers.

Massachusetts Health Care Quality and Cost Council
hcqcc.hcf.state.ma.us

Mayo Clinic
www.mayoclinic.org
Mayo Clinic is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group practice in the world. Doctors from every medical specialty work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy of "the needs of the patient come first." More than 3,300 physicians, scientists and researchers and 46,000 allied health staff work at Mayo Clinic, which has sites in Rochester, Minn., Jacksonville, Fla., and Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz. Collectively, the three locations treat more than half a million people each year.

MEDLINEplus
www.medlineplus.gov
A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, this online resource provides: consumer-friendly health information on health and wellness topics; directories of hospitals, physicians and dentists; a medical encyclopedia; and more.

MVP HealthCare
www.mvphealthcare.com

New Hampshire HealthCost
www.nhhealthcost.org
Developed by the New Hampshire Health Information Center, NH Institute for Health Policy and Practice and WebSolutions for the NH Department of Insurance, in conjunction with the Department of Insurance Advisory Council, this Web site is intended to give consumers a better understanding of the cost of healthcare to insurers and patients. It is also designed to help consumers make informed decisions about what type of insurance product may best meet their needs.

NH Local Government Center HealthTrust
www.healthtrustnh.org

PBS series: Remaking American Medicine
www.ramcampaign.org

SchoolCare Health Care Coalition
www.schoolcare.org

State of NH Administrative Services
www.nh.gov/hr

University System of New Hampshire
www.usnh.edu