The following patient empowerment resources can help you choose a doctor, hospital, or nursing home, as well as ensure that you know what questions to ask and how to understand the answers you get.
Board of Registration in Medicine Physician Profiles
This database of information about the education, training and experience of all licensed physicians in Massachusetts can help you choose a doctor.
Check Professional Licensing
Check the license for other allied health professionals, such as social workers, chiropractors, and acupuncturists, in Massachusetts.
Free hospital comparisons from Medicare based on surveys of patient experiences. Includes volume of certain procedures, death and readmission rates.
Nursing Home Compare
Nursing Home Compare has detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country.
See how each hospital in Massachusetts meets agreed-upon guidelines for 26 different measures relating to things such as fall prevention and surgical infection. Also includes staffing reports.