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Dr. Ken's Corner: New Concerns About Patient Satisfaction Scores

Posted by Ken Teufel M.D. on Dec 19, 2017 8:00:00 AM

At first glance, scoring doctors based on patient satisfaction surveys sounds like a good idea.  It's logical to assume that doctors would be more highly motivated to provide the best possible care if they knew they were going to be graded by their patients.  Unfortunately, it turns out that patient satisfaction scores may be causing more harm than good.

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Topics: Dr. Ken Teufel, patient reviews, doctor-patient relationship, Dr. Ken's Corner, patient satisfaction

Managing Your Online Reputation Just Got Easier

Posted by Lauren Garvey on Aug 23, 2016 2:15:11 PM

There’s no way around it – patients are spending time online. They’re seeking medical information, researching doctors, writing physician reviews, and making their voices heard. According to a 2014 consumer survey, 84% of patients use online reviews to evaluate physicians, and the majority of patients use reviews as the first step in choosing a provider.

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Topics: locum tenens, Our Blog, bedside manner, online ratings and reviews, online reputation, patient reviews

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