Friday, October 12, 2007

Core measures and P4P: rank-and-file doctors aren’t buying in

Bob Wachter used an electronic audience response system to poll over 500 attendees (mainly hospitalists) about this topic at his recent UCSF/SHM sponsored Hospital Medicine Course. Among physician groups, you’d think hospitalists would be the cheerleaders of the quality movement. But these doctors were overwhelmingly skeptical. Wachter presents the poll results here and euphemistically concludes: The bottom line: everybody’s got a lot of work to do if we’re going to get this thing right.

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