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New Consumer health information Website enables rating and comparing providers

eHealth SmartBrief reports on Consumer health information Web sites on the Internet, with many going into the business of rating and comparing providers. The CMS’ “hospital compare” site allows consumers to find out which hospitals offer certain practices and the hospitals’ compliance with quality standards. And new health site allows you to compare surgeons’ rates of complications, look up death rates for the procedure at each local hospital, and even read patients’ comments about their care.

Read full news item: ContraCosta Times.com