The Depart­ment of Insur­ance, ful­fill­ing their promise of pro­vid­ing con­sumers mean­ing­ful infor­ma­tion, have launched a new web site in con­junc­tion with UCSF to pro­vide qual­i­ty rat­ings and oth­er infor­ma­tion about area physi­cians and hos­pi­tals – www.cahealthcarecompare.org
This is not the only site to pro­vide valu­able infor­ma­tion. Oth­ers include Hos­pi­tal Com­pare from the Cen­ters for Medicare and Med­ic­aid Ser­vices and, in Cal­i­for­nia, www.calqualitycare.org and new entrants include the Health Care Blue Book and Price Check