Cost and quality: Consumers continue to face obstacles

Published on December 10, 2013 at 7:57 PM · No Comments

A new report finds that states generally do a poor job in communicating physician quality ratings to consumers while a Gallup poll finds that cost issues continue to be a reason some people delay care.

Kaiser Health News: Capsules: Report: Most States Do A Poor Job Informing Consumers About Physician Quality
When it comes to providing consumers with easily accessible information about physician quality, a report out today gave most states grades of 'D' or 'F,' often because they compile data only about primary care doctors, not specialists (Appleby, 12/10). 

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