WellOK's guide to quality and value in the Northeastern Oklahoma area is and will be a work-in-progress. We advocate for increased transparency into quality, safety and cost. Voluntary reporting by providers into the public domain will advance that goal.
As always, guides should be used as guides and not as the sole basis for healthcare decisions. You can find other quality and safety information at sites such as these. One site can show you expected costs.
Leapfrog Group Hospital Survey
This is a voluntary survey done by about 1/2 of hospitals in the US. Tulsa has very poor participation
Hospital Safety Grade
This grade is assigned based on data publicly reported by facilities that care for Medicare patients and several other sources.
This site is run by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and uses publicly available data.
Surgeon Scorecard (ProPublica)
This scorecard looks at death and complication rates for surgeons at particular hospitals for several publicly reported operations. When considering surgery, you want to know how a particular surgeon does performing a particular operation at a particular hospital.
This website can show you the typical amount you might pay for a specific procedure in a specific area, broken down by the surgeon’s fee and the facility fee. Having the “CPT Code” for the proposed surgery from your surgeon can make the results more accurate. FairHealth also has helpful explanations of various health insurance terms.
Detailed hospital ratings by category/specialty are now available to WellOK members. Please log in here.