Navigation Links
Politicians May Not Listen ... But Doctors Do, Says DrScore
Date:11/24/2008

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- In January, victorious politicians will go to work on America's most pressing issues including the economy and health care, but patients don't have to wait on their elected officials to start improving the quality of care. Instead, they should give feedback directly to their doctors, according to patient satisfaction expert Dr. Steve Feldman.

"We don't know whether politicians listen to their constituents on health care issues in order to affect change, but we do know that doctors listen to feedback from patients and take action to improve the patient experience," says Dr. Feldman. "And, our research shows that satisfied patients are more likely to follow their doctors' orders and take the prescribed medications, resulting in better overall patient outcomes and lower health care costs."

Dr. Feldman created DrScore.com, a Web site where patients can rate their satisfaction with physicians via anonymous, online surveys. Results are then provided to participating physicians on a monthly basis highlighting both negative and positive feedback. According to research findings collected through DrScore.com and published in the journal "Medical Practice Management," patients express the greatest dissatisfaction when long wait times in the lobby are combined with doctors not spending enough time with them.

"The detailed reports allow doctors to 'drill down' into the data to determine ways to improve their patient care," Dr. Feldman explains. "This feedback includes everything from their experience in the lobby to final treatment. Negative feedback is a real gift because it helps doctors do what they ultimately want to do most, which is please their patients and give them great medical care. But positive feedback is important, too, because it validates what doctors are doing right."

By enabling patients to give specific, detailed feedback to their doctors and providing doctors with the data needed to act on that information, the DrScore Web site creates a continual improvement process that results in more satisfied patients who in turn follow their doctors' orders -- which ultimately results in improved health care and reduced costs.

"Good medicine is about much more than just giving the patient the right diagnosis and the right treatment," Dr. Feldman says. "If Americans throughout the country will provide patient feedback -- good and bad -- that is one very immediate way to help improve U.S. health care."

Photos and interviews with Dr. Steve Feldman available upon request.


'/>"/>
SOURCE DrScore.com
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Coalition Asks Bishops to Take Politicians to Task
2. SEIU Members to Politicians: Live Up to Your Promises or We Will Hold You Accountable
3. Health Insurance Industry Contributions to Politicians Block Regulation, Affordability in Health Care Debate, Says FTCR
4. The Health Insurance Advocate Radio Show Expands to Springfield, Missouri, and Reaches a New All-Time Ratings High for Female Listenership
5. Health Insurance Industry Listens to Health Care Concerns of Utah Small Business Owners
6. Listen up!
7. Katie Reider - Listen to Her Songs, Hear Her Story, Log Onto www.500kin365.org
8. Listening to the urinary stream
9. Carnegie Mellon study shows just listening to cell phones significantly impairs drivers
10. Hispanic Radio Listeners Nationwide to Support Life-Saving Efforts Against Childhood Cancer
11. RNs Statement on Death of Nataline Sarkisyan: CIGNA Should Have Listened to her Doctors and Approved the Transplant a Week Ago
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Medical lab testing through hospitals and other traditional ... test will take days to arrive to the end customer, having to travel through ... their lab tests, bypassing the cost and delay of traditional means. Now all employees ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... ... Salveo for life, a company that distributes an effervescent lime-flavored drink called ... part of its presence to expand its market reach. , Using a formula developed ... nasty toxins as a result of drinking alcohol, eliminating those toxins quickly, whilst supporting ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... January 21, 2017 , ... Seamild, the largest manufacturer of ... vision of its owner and founder. As Oat is recognized globally as one of ... knows personally as he believes it is a move to sow the seed of ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... January 21, 2017 , ... Pacifica Graduate ... the electrifying line-up of events for its annual meeting “Coming Home 2017,” an ... “Coming Home 2017” will be held on Friday January 27 through Sunday, ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... Rosa, CA (PRWEB) , ... January 21, 2017 ... ... the opening of its new medical office in Petaluma, located at 167 Lynch ... casting room, access to SRO sports medicine and rehabilitation services and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/19/2017)... ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. , Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... paying over $100 for their medication when a pharmacy ... the same exact prescription.  To alleviate this problem ... doctors and patients to see exactly how much their ... Comparison Shopping Made Easy ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... Calif. , Jan. 19, 2017  Abaxis, Inc. ... manufacturing point-of-care blood analysis instruments and consumables for the ... call to discuss its financial results for the third ... call will be at 4:15 p.m. ET on Thursday, ... for the third quarter fiscal year 2017 after the ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... Jan. 19, 2017   Science Exchange , the ... announce that the first five replication studies from ... been published in eLife today. Despite intense scrutiny ... first practical evaluation of reproducibility rates that may ... Unlike other assessments of reproducibility, the results of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: