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Medscape Poll Finds Healthcare Providers Place Limited Importance on Hospital Rankings

Hospital rankings only have a mild influence on where healthcare providers choose to refer patients or on their general opinion of the hospital, a recent poll suggests, writes Medscape. These findings relate to a previously published Medscape poll that included responses from 165 physicians and 409 nurses/APRNs.

When asked how important a hospital’s score or rank on a list is in terms of the provider’s opinion of the hospital, 35% of physicians and 40% of nurses/advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) said it was important or very important. Sixteen percent of physicians and 10% of nurses/APRNs said the rankings were not at all important in their opinion of the hospital.

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