|Does my physician or the physician who is performing the procedure practice at that hospital?|
|Does the hospital offer that procedure or service?|
|Does the hospital accept my health insurance plan?|
|Will I have out-of-pocket costs for the hospital stay?|
|Does the hospital have a discount policy for patients without insurance?|
|Is the hospital conveniently located?|
|Is the hospital accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting body, such as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations or the American Osteopathic Association?|
|Does the hospital participate in the various publicly available quality measures?|
Other resources that may help you select a hospital follow.
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A Guide for People with Medicare: Choosing a Hospital
This Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services document helps you find and use information about hospital quality so that you can make an informed decision about your health care.
Joint Commission: Making Better Health Care Choices
The Joint Commission provides Helping You Choose guides in both English and Spanish when you need non-emergency care in a hospital. The guides provide sample questions you should ask to help you choose the best hospital for you or your loved one.