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UnitedHealthcare publishing physicians’ patient-satisfaction scores

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Will he get an “A”?

Patients can now see physicians’ patient-satisfaction scores,  as compiled by Healthgrades, on the Web site of UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest private-sector health insurer.

Each physician profile includes a rating on a five-star scale for the likelihood of recommending the physician.

Medscape says that many physicians won’t like this, of course, but UnitedHealthcare and Healthgrades “offer assurances that the ratings are meaningful and mostly positive, and that much-criticized methodological weaknesses are not as damning as they are made out to be.”

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