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FAQ: Hospital Information

The NLM does not recommend or evaluate health care facilities.

Visit the NLM MedlinePlus® Directories page for listings of hospitals and healthcare facilities, or visit one of the following topic pages:

Use the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUPnet) to search for statistics and information on hospital inpatient and emergency department use. The information provided is not for specific hospitals, but gives overall statistics for different types of hospitals.

Go To HRSA: Find a Health Center to find health centers and clinics. The HRSA Data Warehouse can be used to create a directory or list from its Hospitals Health Systems (POS) Site Directory.

To compare hospitals, use the Hospital Compare or

Some states also have Web tools to compare hospitals or other health facilities operating in the state. Ask a state health department or other state agencies to see if your state has such a site.

For information on hospitals or health facilities outside the United States, visit the International Hospital Directory, Joint Commission International, or health organizations in a particular country.

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