The Web

June 2005
Pharmaceutical Representative;Jun2005, Vol. 35 Issue 6, p17
The article focuses on the Websites related to drugs and medical care. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Hospital Quality Alliance created www.hospitalcompare.hhs. gov, a new Web site to allow consumers to compare data on the quality of care provided by acute-care and critical access hospitals across the nation. Visitors can search by state, county, city, zip code or hospital name to obtain general information on hospitals as welt as quality measures relating to the treatment of heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia.


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