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Monday, May 19, 2008

RAND STUDY FINDS MORE RATINGS PROBLEMS

The Physicians Advocacy Institute sponsored a workshop that featured some soon-to-be published research into the failings of the health plans’ physician rating systems. Consistent with our research, the findings from the RAND Corp. study show significant problems with the ratings scales and the data they depend on. The lead researcher said the demand for accountability and consumer-directed care will only grow stronger. She challenged medicine to offer alternatives for measuring how physicians deliver high-quality, affordable health care.

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