Having surgery can be scary—there are real risks involved even if you are healthy. While there are some risks that you can’t control, there are others that you can do something about.
The new Healthgrades Risk IQ Tool provides an easy way for consumers to estimate individual Risk IQ (low, average or high).
Knowing your Risk IQ will:
Choosing the right hospital is as important to your health as choosing the right doctor. Quality can vary significantly from hospital to hospital, and those differences in quality can literally mean the difference between life and death. With Healthgrades, you can research objective patient outcome data to see which local hospital has the best track record for the surgery you need.
Click on the icon in the upper left corner of the map to select from six procedures. Use the zoom button to see hospitals rated 5-stars in your area.
Use these downloadable overviews to learn more about the hospitals in major U.S. cities:
Our annual Report to the Nation sheds light on the significant variation in health outcomes that exists between hospitals throughout the U.S. This year’s report further explores factors that determine patient risk for complications and mortality with specific surgeries. This research provided the background for development of the Risk IQ Tool.