The Checkup: New Website Compares Hospitals by Patient Deaths

This is absolutely news you can use

True, you don’t always have the luxury of time to decide which hospital you’d like to go to. But in situations when you do, there’s a new website that can help you make a more informed decision. The site, run by Medicare, allows patients to compare hospital facilities based on patient-safety information, including rates of avoidable deaths from, say, infection after surgery. Useful, right?

Check it out—along with the rest of your Monday health headlines—over here.