This Joint Commission website has information about choosing a health care provider, patient safety, Quality Check (a way to check the performance of health care centers), and more.
Joint Commission Quality Check
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
The Joint Commission compiles reports and national information on various health care services, including outpatient service centers. If you want to check on the performance of an outpatient service center, use the Quality Check feature on this Web site.
Agency for Healthcare Research and
540 Gaither Road
Rockville, MD 20850
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is
one agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. AHRQ
supports research initiatives that seek to improve the quality of health care
in America. AHRQ's mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency,
effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of health care for all Americans. The website provides evidence-based information to help people make decisions about
health care services.