Where does this data come from?
The patient satisfaction data on this site
is reported quarterly to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The feedback survey asked patients about information they were given when they were ready to leave the hospital. Patients told whether anyone gave them information in writing about symptoms or health problems to lookout for. Patients also told whether anyone had talked with them about the help they would be needing after they left the hospital.
Percent of patients at each hospital said yes, they were given this information before leaving the hospital.
Data are for July 2010 through June 2011, released May 2012.