Reputation-management firms help physicians undo the damage done by critical feedback.
Encouraging physicians to try to get glowing reviews may skew treatment in unhealthy ways.
Nearly all physicians are now subject to patient satisfaction ratings. In my case, and many thousands of my colleagues across the country, it is via the survey tool sold to healthcare facilities by the Press Ganey Company. There are also many, many online sources that rate physicians...
In some new systems where doctors are reviewed by patients, physicians unwilling to supply addicts with pain pills receive poor patient-satisfaction feedback. That is judged as poor performance by hospital administrators.
THE MATH IS NOW SIMPLE FOR DOCTORS: More tests and stronger drugs equal more satisfied patients, and more satisfied patients equal more pay. The biggest loser: the patient, who may not receive appropriate care.
In theory, of course, it’s a great idea for people to give their opinions and rate their experiences with any goods or services they buy. The notion goes back long before the internet with publications like Consumer Reports, which is now itself online. Sites such as Angie’s List are very popular and can give you testimonials about providers of everything from home renovations to car repair to daycare. So it’s not surprising several entrepreneurs have started physician rating sites.
HealthGrades is the leading healthcare ratings organization, providing ratings and profiles of hospitals, nursing homes and physicians to consumers, corporations, health plans and hospitals. Millions of consumers and hundreds of the nation's largest employers, health plans and hospitals rely on HealthGrades' independent ratings, consulting and products to make healthcare decisions based on the quality of care.
RateMDs.com allows patients to rate and read about their doctors and dentists.
Vitals was created to give consumers the tools -- for the first time -- to make intelligent, informed decisions about which doctor to choose. Our web site offers you a variety of ways to help in your choice of the right doctor.
Get access to information you can’t find anywhere else—from cost estimates at facilities to detailed stats about every doctor in America. Amino is a quick and easy way to find and book the right care at the right price.
The intent of the HCAHPS initiative is to provide a standardized survey instrument and data collection methodology for measuring patients' perspectives on hospital care. While many hospitals have collected information on patient satisfaction, prior to HCAHPS there was no national standard for collecting or publicly reporting patients' perspectives of care information that would enable valid comparisons to be made across all hospitals.
MediBid is an online marketplace which is about quality, choice, and value. Many insurance companies show you no more than whether your doctor is “in-network” or not. MediBid allows you to see the training, education and experience of the doctor before you make your selection. The doctor’s profile, or bid, will usually include specifics such as how many of your procedure they perform per year.
Surgeo is a logistics service built for patients by surgeons. Surgeo simplifies access to quality care by bringing in highly qualified, peer credentialed surgeons – the surgeons we would use if we needed surgery – and offering their services in flat-cost packages. Surgeo enables you to compare packages by surgeon, cost, and location and get quality, convenience, and choice. Surgeo does not provide healthcare services, make referrals, or negotiate cost.
Guided by experts, ProPublica calculated death and complication rates for surgeons performing one of eight elective procedures in Medicare, carefully adjusting for differences in patient health, age and hospital quality. Use this database to know more about a surgeon before your operation.
ConsumerHealthRatings.com provides the most comprehensive listing of organizations that rate or report performance on specific hospitals, health plans, physicians, nursing homes, home health agencies and other health care providers in the United States. The ratings information is free.
DrScore.com is a unique, new website for measuring patient satisfaction. Patients go to the site to rate their satisfaction. Patients can also use the site to search the ratings of other physicians. Physicians can view summaries of their ratings through the site, or receive more detailed reports that allow them to "drill down" into the data to provide opportunities to improve service.
Rate your doctor, hospital, dentist, medicine and all other healthcare workers with our fast and easy to use forms.