Research and Decision Support Tools

When it comes to your health, access to knowledge that empowers you to make informed decisions regarding your healthcare is crucial.

Below you will find links to reliable sources of information to help you make informed healthcare decisions.

Hospital Compare

Hospital Compare provides information that allows you to compare the quality of care provided by hospitals nationwide. The site was created by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Hospital Quality Alliance, and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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American Hospital Directory®

American Hospital Directory® is a compilation of data from public and privates sources for over 6,000 hospitals nationwide. The majority of data available on this Web site was obtained from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The site is sponsored by American Hospital Directory, Inc. a privately owned company.

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Virginia Board of Medicine Practitioner Information

The Virginia Board of Medicine Practitioner Information Web site provides information about more than 35,000 Doctors of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, and Podiatry who are licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The site contains information obtained from the records of the Board of Medicine and required self-reported information provided by licensees under penalty of law.

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Virginia Health Information

This Web site lists the average dollar amount health insurance companies allow for 31 health care services.

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