Lyndhurst, NJ – In a recent article by the executive chairman of Vitals, Mitch Rothschild wrote about what is being done to measure the quality in healthcare, but more specifically how that effects patients. He makes a strong case that outcomes should be the measure of healthcare quality.
Last year Vitals held a survey asking people one question, “What is most important to you when selecting a primary care doctor?” The results reflects many of our current 2016 health trends (download here).
Why this matters:
The current climate in health insurance makes it no surprise that Vitals recorded 63 percent of people surveyed believed that accepting their insurance was the largest factor when choosing a doctor. Location was second with 36.6 percent, and online reviews were touched on in several other higher ranking responses. Patients are choosing doctors with new tools and for new reasons, but it all centers around the total experience they will have when visiting the doctor.
Check out the article and results from the survey here.