Rankings for hospitals, doctors and nursing homes in Massachusetts and beyond

medicare-compare-ssHow do you finding a new doctor or a nursing home?  Ask friends, do a web search or brave an impenetrable, government database?  The “DIY Health services research” links on sister site Boston Health News are designed to help. Some are more complex than others.

A few general tips on how to use them:

1)      Always cross reference. Different  sources may rank the same hospital differently
2)      Pay attention to sources of information.
3)      Look for most recent data.
4)      Learn a little about spread sheets to keep track of your research and to crunch your own numbers.
5)      Comment here on the usefulness of this data.


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