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From The JAMA Network
June 13, 2017

Online Measures of Physician PerformanceMoving Beyond Aggregation to Integration

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Academic General Pediatrics and Primary Care, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2Department of Pediatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
  • 3Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
  • 4Department of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
  • 5Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor
JAMA. 2017;317(22):2325-2326. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.3979

Over the last 2 decades, physicians have been subject to an increasing array of payers’ measures of their performance. The public also has embraced measures of physician performance by sharing perspectives about physicians and their practices via online physician rating sites.1 Reports indicate that about one-quarter of US adults have used a physician rating site2 and information on such sites can affect users’ decisions about choosing physicians.3

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