Before you schedule a surgical procedure or even a consultation at one of our state’s hospitals, it’s a good idea to compare facilities and also visit the hospital’s website. Here’s a handy chart, compiled by US News & World Report, which lists hospitals in North Carolina. (click here)

Medical experts advise patients to ask questions of their doctors, such as:

  • How many procedures have you done like mine?
  • How many have been performed here at the hospital?
  • How many people have died after this surgery?
  • What complications can occur?

As a patient, you have a right to know these answers before you make a decision about your medical care.

This article was written by Chip Permar