It took 18 months of research, but you can now log on to find out how hospitals in our state stack up when it comes to patient safety and how effective they are at treating some medical problems.
The site includes quality and safety data from more than 120 Wisconsin hospitals. The data looks at how often heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia are treated, and how.
"This provides us with yet another set of information as to when and how we're going to receive our care," says Charles Shabino, M.D.
The website will be updated regularly and will provide viewers with a survey. You can log onto www.wicheckpoint.org to find out more.