A new interactive online tool is now available to help patients evaluate their individual risk for six different common surgeries in order to help with choosing the hospital that’s right for them. In this easy-to-use tool, patients enter their age, sex, and other medical history. Then the Personalized Risk Calculator generates a graphic representation of their risk as well as a listing of the nearest hospitals with the best outcomes for the specified procedure.
Dr. Archelle Georgiou, MD joins us to discuss the launch of this first-of-its-kind risk calculator and explain how it can empower consumers when making one of the most critical decisions facing them; choosing a hospital for their upcoming surgery. She’ll also explain how the system works, and how it can save consumers time and money while providing peace of mind.