An article published in the NEJM Cataylst discusses why health care providers should publish physician ratings. Early efforts to publish performance data about doctors and hospitals usually required a strong external force, such as pressure from a state department of health. But that’s changing. Some leading health care systems are now publishing ratings of their physicians on their own websites, not just ceding that activity to consumer outlets. This development may seem small, but if the trend grows, it will drive improvements in the quality of care. The article states that providers will build trust by empowering patients to shape the quality of care, through the publishing of physician ratings, along with getting to define the terms of transparency.
Health Care Providers Should Publish Physician Ratings
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