Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launches quality website

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has launched a website to help patients compare hospitals and physicians, according to a press release.

The press release states that patients can scroll over a U.S. map and find Web-based resources to help them choose a doctor or hospital in their town based on whether patients received recommended tests and treatment, the outcomes of their care, their experience with providers, or the overall cost of care. 

The directory links to 197 free and publicly available reports in 46 states, as well as 27 reports with information on the performance of physicians and hospitals nationwide.

(Sources: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, http://www.rwjf.org, June, 2011; AHA News Now, http://ahanews.com, June 28, 2011)