Patients not accessing physician quality data
Published October 2008
When MSPs help collect quality data on practitioners via methods such as FPPE and OPPE, accrediting agencies require medical staffs to review the information and apply it to privileging decisions. When public Web sites collect quality data on health plans, hospitals, and practitioners patients are not required to review the data—and it turns out most don’t.
A new study reveals that only 30% of Americans have seen health care quality data in the past year and only 14% have based decisions on it, according to The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
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