Use The Texas Tribune Hospitals Explorer to learn more about the quality of care available at 367 Texas hospitals in 2012 and 2013 based on Medicare data collected and analyzed by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Find the Tribune's latest health care coverage here and the Hospital Compare data for more recent years at Medicare.gov.
Here's a look at the type of information you'll find in the application to help you evaluate Texas hospitals.
How long could you expect to wait in a hospital's emergency department?
Does the hospital have higher or lower rates of surgical complications and health care-associated infections than national standards?
Are patients frequently readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged? Do more patients die within 30 days of being discharged than the national rate?
Do other patients recommend the hospital? Does the medical staff communicate well, and are the rooms clean and quiet, according to previous patients?