Minnesota Health Information: A Guide to Health Care Quality and Cost in Minnesota

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Minnesota Hospital Price Check - This web site provides information on hospital charges for the 50 most common inpatient hospitalizations and the 25 most common same-day procedures.  The site is sponsored by the Minnesota Hospital Association and was developed as the result of a 2005 law.

Minnesota Hospital Quality Report - This site, sponsored by the Minnesota Hospital Association and Stratis Health, provides easy access to quality measures for heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia care at Minnesota hospitals.

Hospital Compare - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed this site to link consumers to information and data on hospital quality and performance. Measures include quality of care for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical infection prevention.

JCAHO Quality Check® - The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) is an independent health care accreditation organization. JCAHO developed Quality Check� to rate the quality of care provided by clinics, hospitals and other health care facilities.

The Leapfrog Hospital Survey Results - The Leapfrog Group is a national public-private partnership that works to reduce medical errors and improve patient safety. View the latest hospital patient safety performance results in Minnesota.

Healthcare Facts® - Healthcare Facts® is a site supported by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. Find easy-to-read information on costs, safety and quality, and service information for large hospitals in Minnesota.

Health Facility Investigation Reports - Access complaint histories and investigation reports for a variety of Minnesota health care providers. Searches can be done for complaint information by date, provider type, provider name, and the county or city where the provider is located.

Adverse Health Events in Minnesota - Public reports on preventable adverse events in Minnesota hospitals. The most recent report summarizes completed event reports that hospitals submitted between October 2005 and October 2006.

HCUPnet - HCUPnet guides users through state, regional and national hospital care statistics such as length of stay and hospital charges for specific conditions. This site does not make available information about specific hospitals.

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