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Partnership for Peak Healthcare Performance Research Shows Consumers' Lack Involvement in Managing Their Health
Date:12/4/2008

ormly engage in behaviors that lead to productive office visits. Only one in five (20%) of respondents say that they always bring a list of questions to physician visits, and only 40% always bring a list of current prescriptions, over-the-counter medications and supplements to doctor visits.
  • Quality Care: Respondents indicate a readiness and a willingness to receive and use valid comparative quality data in choosing a physician. Almost 90% of respondents said they would be interested in receiving reliable quality data on local doctors. However, only one in five respondents (21%) reported that they would select the more highly rated physician if required to choose between a doctor who is familiar and one who is more highly rated in quality reports.
  • "Based on the findings of this research, the PPHP will focus on developing and implementing worksite programs to further empower employee-consumers to make informed decisions about their health care," said George Mones, director of human resources, City of Mesquite, whose employees participated in the survey.

    The worksite demonstration programs will be rolled out at several DFWBGH member companies early next year to capitalize on the consumer engagement opportunities revealed by the survey.

    About the Partnership for Peak Healthcare Performance

    The Partnership for Peak Healthcare Performance involves over 3,000 primary care physicians in the DFW market and their patients through the provider networks of the five participating health plans - Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, CIGNA, Humana and UnitedHealthcare, and nearly 250,000 local employees of DFWBGH member companies and their family members.

    About the Dallas-Fort Worth Business Group on Health

    The Dallas-Fort Worth Business Group on Health is a 145-member coalition of Dallas and Fort Worth area employers a
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    SOURCE Dallas-Forth Worth Business Group on Health and Partnership for Peak Healthcare Performance
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