State health officials are launching a new online tool that will let patients and their families compare the costs and results of health care at hospitals across the state.
AZ Hospital Compare is managed by the Arizona Health Services Department and will be accessible beginning Monday. The searchable database will allow patients to compare the costs of specific care types like a knee replacement at hospitals in their area.
They’ll also be able to compare and review discharge rates and get a quality indicator score. The site uses both federal and state data.
A link to the AZ Hospital Compare site will then be available on the department website at http://www.azdhs.gov/ .