New database of hospital inspection reports
Federal hospital inspection reports are now easier to access via HospitalInspections.org http://www.hospitalinspections.org/, a free, publicly available database produced by the Association of Health Care Journalists. The site includes search function by state.
This site includes details about deficiencies cited during complaint inspections at acute-care and critical access hospitals throughout the United States since Jan. 1, 2011. It does not include results of routine inspections or those of psychiatric hospitals or long-term care hospitals. It also does not include hospital responses to deficiencies cited during inspections. Those can be obtained by filing a request with a hospital or the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).