As patients, we only go into a hospital if it is a serious medical matter. And yet, we know so little about hospital treatment, so it’s difficult for a patient to know which hospital is right for them. We rely almost entirely on what a doctor may suggest and although the doctor may make a good suggestion, patients have to be engaged to ensure the best possible outcomes. HospitalAdvior should be used as an additional tool and does not replace your doctor
As a parent advocate for children with special education needs, or SEN, my family like many in our community tend to be a higher than average user of hospital facilities. However, there is no meaningful information about the quality of care at hospitals, and the gap between the best and worst medical expertise and services at hospitals can be wide. The Zubin Foundation's initiative, HospitalAdvisor, carries with it the promise to make transparent a number of key factors that predict excellence in hospitals, including patient experience. We hope that this effort will help refocus hospitals that operate in an independent and isolated way to focus on quality control, integration, and coordination.
I knew who was designated to be responsible for my care when my doctor was not available.
My son was misdiagnosed with flesh-eating bacteria and was recommended to transfer to Adventist with surgery, as the doctors said he is likely to die if he is not operated on immediately. I transferred him to Queen Mary at the end and he was then diagnosed with a superficial under-skin infection and was discharged without operation in a few days.