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Rate Your Doctor at DrScore.com for Doctor's Day
Date:3/17/2009

Patient Feedback is a Gift that Helps Doctors Improve Health Care

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Doctor's Day on March 30th, DrScore.com, the physician rating Web site, is encouraging all patients to give the gift of feedback by rating their doctors online. "The best gift patients can give their doctors and the entire health care system in general is honest, constructive feedback," says Steve Feldman M.D., DrScore's founder and a practicing dermatologist. "If we truly want to improve the delivery of health care we need to promote access to information for both patients and doctors."

Obtaining patient feedback and utilizing it to make efficient changes in the practice of medicine will help reduce costs across all facets of the health care system. "What we see here at DrScore.com is that the vast majority of patients provide valuable feedback to their health care providers." said Dr. Feldman. "If a health care provider is hesitant to ask patients to rate them online because he or she is concerned that an isolated criticism will skew the score, we say that the best solution is to solicit the input of ALL patients to show the public a more representative score."

Barton Bishop, DPT, chief clinical officer of Sport and Spine Rehab in Washington, D.C., utilizes data from DrScore.com to improve its eight chiropractic and physical therapy practices. "Our mantra is that it's all about the patient experience," said Dr. Bishop. "Analyzing patient satisfaction improves patient outcomes. Patients are simply more responsive to care, and they are more likely to come in for treatment."

As a patient satisfaction expert, Dr. Feldman studies the importance of patient fee
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