“The Polling (1755),” by William Hogarth.
Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago, has become the first organization in the Midwest to post the results of patient surveys in the profiles of individual physicians on its Web site.
This come a few weeks after word that Long Island-based North Shore-LIJ Medical Group also plans to post patient reviews of its physicians online. FierceHealthcare said that made it the first large medical group in the New York City metropolitan area to do so.
Many providers, presumably seeking more control over their public relations, now share patient-satisfaction surveys with the general public instead of relying on such outside popular rankings sites as Healthgrades, Vitals or rateMDs.