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Healthcare Quality Varies Significantly by State

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) gathers data on more than 250 measures of healthcare quality and access to healthcare. After crunching a lot of data, the federal agency found a wide variance between states in the quality of the healthcare the states delivered. The top five states are Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire […]

How to find out your surgeon’s track record

A new web site called SurgeonRatings.org aims to add transparency to how good our surgeons are compared to each other. The site also shows how many other doctors offer referrals to a surgeon. The data are imperfect, but making it available is a good step in the right direction of enabling consumers to make better informed decisions. […]

A Hospital With Health Attitude

Danbury Area Computer Society (DACS) is holding their monthly meeting  on Tuesday, May 5, at the Danbury Hospital Creasy Auditorium. I am privileged to be the speaker for the 23rd year. The event is open to the public. The program this year will be a bit different. I will be presenting my new book, Health Attitude: […]