The Comparative Guide to American Hospitals


This fourth edition compares all of the nation’s hospitals by 47 measures of quality in the treatment of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical procedures, pregnancy care and, new to this edition, children’s asthma care, medical imaging and patient satisfaction.

The Comparative Guide to American Hospitals provides a snapshot profile of each of the nation's 4,300+ hospitals. These informative profiles illustrate how the hospital rates when providing 47 different treatments (26 are new to this edition) within seven broad categories:

  • Heart Attack Care
  • Heart Failure Care
  • Pneumonia Care
  • Surgical Infection Prevention
  • Pregnancy Care measures
  • Children’s Asthma Care (NEW)
  • Use of Medical Imaging (NEW)
  • Survey of Patient’s Hospital Experience (NEW)

Each profile includes the raw percentage for that hospital, the state average, the US average and data on the top hospital. For easy access to contact information, each profile includes the hospitals address, phone and fax numbers, email and web addresses, type and accreditation along with 5 top key administrations. These profiles will allow the user to quickly identify the quality of the hospital and have the necessary information at their fingertips to make contact with that hospital.

Plus, regional volumes make locating information about hospitals in your area quicker and easier than ever before.

Most importantly, The Comparative Guide to American Hospitals provides an easy-to-use Regional State by State Statistical Summary Tables for each of the data elements to allow the user to quickly locate the hospitals with the best level of service. Plus, a 30-Day Mortality Chart, Glossary of Terms and Regional Hospital Profile Index make this a must-have source.

This new, expanded edition will be a must for the reference collection at all public, medical and academic libraries.


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Volume 1:  Eastern

ISBN: 978-1-61925-458-9

List Price:  $195

Volume 2; Southern

ISBN: 978-1-61925-459-6

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Volume 3: Central

ISBN: 978-1-61925-460-2

List Price:  $195

Volume 4: Western

ISBN: 978-1-61925-461-9

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Pub. Date: September 2014
Softcover: 1900 pages
ISBN: 978-1-61925-457-2
Price: $425
e-ISBN: 978-1-68217-462-6
eBook User Price: $531